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My Burnt Orange veggie patch


I feel like such a grown up. Over the years I have fantasised about growing tomatoes in my London flat. 4 years passed before I even bought seeds. Then I bought seeds. A year passed and I would visit promenade planting’s blog to spew over how brilliantly she grows vegetables and essentially takes gardening to a whole “nother” level! So another couple of years passed by and things were beginning to look as though I would never plant a seed.

Fortunately for me, winter was extremely long this year and it seems I was given a second chance so off I went and planted tomatoes, peppers, spinach and pattypan squash towards the end of April. Being the lazy bum that I am, I did not follow the instructions on the packs to the “T”. I mean, who has got time to plant and nurse seeds indoors before transplanting them outdoors? Honestly? All I could think was, “Gee whiz? It was never this complicated when I did agriculture st high school!” So what happened?

They began to grow. The spinach,


the tomatoes, the squash


… but not the peppers. Not even a shoot. I didn’t let that get me down though… NEVER!!! I was proud that anything grew.


But then came time for the harvest and it took Good+Perfect friends to let me know about my epic fail. You see, I harvested my spinach and for some reason I felt a bit cheated and thought it was so much effort for very little reward. You see, I pulled my spinach right out of the ground!!!!! I only needed to pluck the leaves. Oh!


Epic fail!

But hey, I have learned from it and at least I can boast that my pattypan squash plants are flowering beautifully! 🙂


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  • Reply
    Promenade Claire
    July 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

    They certainly are flowering beautifully !!
    And congratulations on those sweet seedlings and plants, and for getting round to sowing those seeds. You’ll be hooked before you know it 🙂
    And thank you for the lovely shout out, its great to read about my blog friends successes and not such successes. Happy growing and gardening my frined

    • Reply
      July 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you! I shall be sure to frequent your blog, especially when winter comes and I still want to grow. You have been an inspiration. 🙂

  • Reply
    senior assisted living
    September 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I got redirected from a senior living blog to this blog post. And I quite like the surprise! I love gardening too..For me, plants are like my kids. Your seedlings are blooming fast and look astonishingly good. Congratulations for your success endeavors in gardening. Keep it up!

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