Gardening update!

I have created life!

My plants are actually growing – OK, not all of them, but most of them. Enough that I think I may be a successful gardener. Not a great gardener, by any means, but adequate.

Most of my tomatoes, sweet peppers, and paprika peppers have gone from seeds to little green-leaved wonders. Which made the next step all the harder. I had planted a few seeds per pot, and in many pots I had two or three little wonders bloom. Which would be fine, BUT the book said to trim (ie kill) all but the strongest plant in the pot, so that it would get the most sun/water/soil. I had to destroy some of my little darlings.

I get that it sounds like I’ve become some weird plant lady (like a cat lady, but with plants instead of cats). And I basically have. Whenever I’m given the opportunity, I tell stories of how my plants are doing and what I want to do with my community garden plot. I don’t really care that you’re not interested – you’re hearing about my basil!

These plants are my children. (But they require far less work to keep them alive. I think.)

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3 thoughts on “Gardening update!

  1. For future gardening seasons, you don’t have to dispose of extra plants, you can separate them and instead of one potential plant you might have three. You scoop the plants out gently with a spoon or something, and then just separate the roots carefully and replant. Happy gardening. 🙂

    • Thanks! My plot is a little smaller than I was hoping it would be (I planted a LOT of stuff indoors) so it worked out OK, but I will keep that in mind for next year! Maybe I can give the extras away.

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