I apologize for not posting for so long, but my life has been crazy what with the move, and trying to get our old house for sale and get stuff unpacked at the new house.
We are still so far from being done with either, it can be disheartening. I just keep telling myself that it will be worth it once we get things straightened out.
If that ever happens!
In the last run of bringing stuff over from the old house, my husband brought over the veggies that I had planted in pots a couple months ago. I wanted to have at least a few fresh vegetables to eat this summer, since the move has basically derailed our garden for the first part of this summer. I still hope to get some things planted for a fall harvest.
When I went outside to see the shape of my poor container garden I was extremely happy to see some green tomatoes, some small cucumbers, and even some blueberries on the bush that our real estate agent gave us for a housewarming gift. I was very pleased to see the small garden had made it through and that we might actually get a few pieces off it to eat in a few weeks. I was doing some weeding (yep, even pots need weeding) and I saw something bright yellow behind the squash plant. I looked closer and it was a foot long yellow squash! There was also another one that was about half the size! Can you believe it? This poor plant, stuck in a flower pot, watered haphazardly while we were moving and basically ignored had grown a beautiful 12 inch piece with another on the way!
Anyway, I picked that squash and I am going to have it for dinner tonight! It just goes to show you how forgiving vegetable plants are. You can grow them just about anywhere and get nice, fresh veggies to eat. No excuses! You can grow them on an apartment balcony, a condo patio or in your backyard. They are healthier, fresher and cheaper than store bought and nothing beats the feeling of cooking and serving something that you grew yourself. It is awesome!
I promise to post again soon!
I have a pot system just like this that I got from Amazon, it is really awesome for growing herbs and lettuce. You can grow so much in such a small space.
Check out my blog post regarding this wonderful little tower pot:
How I Made My Vertical Salad Greens Garden
It is really easy and inexpensive!