Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Front Yard Growing Strong!

I love showing you my successes and failures!(All of these pictures were taken at the same time this morning)

So welcome to Success, Failure and Oops!


I started an herb garden in a large pot and it is thriving!


That little pepper plant has been in that pot for over a month and is alive but NOT growing! Same for those little flowers and cherry tomato plant!



I have Pumpkins!!! They are so cute and I am leaving them all on the vine because I want them to ripen small! If you want a big one then you cut them all off of the vine but one!



It looks like this:( The leaves are always droopy and whitish. Not very attractive but still growing and putting on lots of little pumpkins:)



So there were these two plants that grew in the garden and I thought maybe they were egg plant but I didn’t plant egg plant???


But guess what?? It is!!! This was an awesome surprise for me because I LOVE Egg plant! How did this happen? I used my almost finished compost to enrich these beds! I guess there were some seeds that survived!



Same thing with my 2 cantaloupe plants! They grew totally by accident and each gave us 6 huge sweet melons! So that 12 total! There are 5 left on the vines that need a few more weeks and then I think it will get too cold for them:)



Planted my bed too close to the wall and I can’t get around to weed it! It’s driving me crazy and I WILL fix it before the next season!



The corn is doing great! No more signs of corn worms but I went out 2 more days and got a few more but none since then! I’m happy.



I planted this basil too early this Summer so it was so hot that it bolted right away, but it is beautiful and it attracts many bees to pollinate all of my other plants!



These cucumber seedlings were started in this huge pot and they have looked like this for a month! I’m not giving up on them so we will see if they do anything!


Remember: Gardening is a skill that is learned through trial and error so never be discouraged when something doesn’t work out. Just learn from it and try something newSmile

1 comment:

The Lamonds said...

Thanks for posting this! I've just started gardening and appreciate that it takes skills learned over time!