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!
But hey, I have learned from it and at least I can boast that my pattypan squash plants are flowering beautifully! 🙂
Promenade ClaireJuly 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
MyBurntOrangeJuly 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. 🙂
senior assisted livingSeptember 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!
MyBurntOrangeSeptember 20, 2013 at 10:48 am
Thanks so much