Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In the past I've mentioned that I don't have a green thumb. However, in May when my mom visited we planted a garden. I got some exercise and Mekhi had a first hand look at the cycle of life. Initially I had one tomato in the garden that didn't fare very well, somehow it rotted while on the vine. I assume that a bug (or bugs) got to it. I didn't see anything else out there and to be honest, I pretty much abide by the concept of live and let live, watering the garden when it occurs to me and that is about it.
Yesterday I went out to give the garden some attention and noticed an overgrowth of weeds (which is pitiful considering my garden is only about 6 square feet) but I also saw five green tomatoes! It was way to hot to week yesterday so I didn't see if anything else sprouted but today I weeded and was pleasantly surprised to find green beans!
Yup, the green beans in the photo are my garden! And although not enough beans for a meal, I tasted one and it was delicious. I'm proud of my little garden! Next year we will plant a larger garden and be more serious but I'd say that this experience was a success!