Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Vegetable Garden
In Wisconsin we always had a garden. There were several flower beds, pots, and window boxes. We have a nice sized patio garden here. Since we moved, we planted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplant. Some years have been more successful than others. Because the space was getting overwhelming to manage, we decided to put in some grass against the wall, but still maintain enough garden space for perennials, a couple pots for annuals, and a little space for vegetables. Our one tomato plant is thriving in the usual spot. Those early girls have two tomatoes in process and several buds. This year we We attempted planting a pea vine. It started out in a pot next to a trellis but started to lose its freshness after a couple weeks. So we transplanted the vine to the fence side - in the dirt - and made a stringed trellis for it to grab on to. It doesn't matter if it grows anymore since we have at least one pea pod in sight. My husband would be devastated if it didn't do well. He's a man of few rather than many things, and each one is dearly cared for - even if it's a tiny pea pod.