Over Memorial Day weekend, the tomatoes and basil were transplanted into bigger pots. In spite of regular watering and sunshine, they just weren’t getting much bigger like they were supposed to be doing…so into the big pot they go.
And what a difference it has made.
It hasn’t even been a week and already the tomatoes have shot up, gained extra leaves and have become stronger and greener. Of course the carrots and sweet peas have gone wild.
Of course, I’m immensely impressed with myself. I didn’t think I was capable of keeping them alive, but somehow did it. I thank my wonderful boyfriend for encouraging me to get into the gardening business as I wouldn’t have been brave enough to do that otherwise.
I don’t know what we’re going to plant when he gets back. Maybe something pretty to look at, or even other fruits and vegetables that don’t have to be planted until June. We shall see. I’m already thinking about what we could plant next year in the spring. Being able to grow your own garden is so refreshing and exciting. I’m out there every day to check to see how much they’ve grown and if they need any extra water. They certainly didn’t need to day as it rained all morning; of course, me being me, I worried that they got too much water.
I got a book from the library called The Edible Garden and it was fun to look at. The author studied at a New York and London botanical garden and has all sorts of interesting ideas on how to plant your fruits and vegetables and flowers in order to get the most out of your garden. It’s a lot of hard work but so far it’s satisfying.
The picture above was taken by me when the tomatoes (and basil) were first transplanted. They’re much bigger now since the photo was taken. As you can see, the carrots and peas have taken over the pots. The basil isn’t shown, but they’re slowly catching up. For some reason,I thought they would’ve shot up by now, but I guess not. Hopefully I’ll get them caught up to where they need to be. Being a first time gardener is wild! (And a little stressful since I don’t know what I’m doing yet!)
What are your experiences with gardening? My man is quite experienced and with his gentle advice, I hope to get it to grow.