The Gray Bunny (graybunny) wrote,
The Gray Bunny

How Does My Garden Grow?

I have harvested my peas. I got 33 of them, in ten pods. A bit small, even for a side of vegetables. On the other hand, it's not a bad showing for only four plants, I suppose. There were supposed to be more, but the digging squirrel killed them.

Notes for next year: don't bother with broccoli or cauliflower, both of which have developed into fine big leafy plants which show no signs of producing any edible parts. Similarly, the pumpkin vine is thriving, and producing lots of flowers, but it doesn't look like it's going to produce any pumpkins. Don't bother with lettuce, either -- the lettuce has grown fine, but I've never been that fond of it, and I've discovered that I like spinach in my salads better. Tomato plants need pots of their own, because they suck up water at a furious pace. I have four of them in a planter and they need to be watered twice a day! So, next year: a planter of spinach, a planter of peas, and a planter of green beans. Tomatoes go in pots, and don't bother with anything else.

In other news, my new bonsai seems to have died. It was fine until I fertilized it, and then it went dry and crispy. Or maybe that was a delayed reaction to being repotted. I'm not 100% sure it's dead -- it's hard to tell with conifers -- but I don't have much hope. Oh well, I'll keep the pot and the little ceramic bunny and get another one sometime.
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