Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Patio Garden

Even though we only have a small patio, there is plenty of space for a vegetable garden. Last summer, we were denied a harvest due to the extreme heat. So far this season, everything is very green and staying very green. The green pepper is the only one of the five pepper plants that has grown in to a pepper. All the others have been bitten off at the tips. I'm not a fan of the green pepper either, so whatever is munching on my vegetables unfortunately has my taste. There is one good sized tomato on a plant that is already three feet high.  For something that tall, there should be more! The eggplant has a few flowers, and not much else. But the three cucumber vines may be our best bet. They are flowering and meandering their way around and on top of everything else. I love the way they find a way to wrap around anything in their way. I am rooting for these guys the most, because there is nothing better than a cucumber fresh out of the garden. We had vegetables in Wisconsin too, but the planting and growing season was so much shorter, and we were never as successful as here. It all goes to show you that you really don't need a lot of space to enjoy the big treats in life. 

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