At the beginning of May, I planted my little (potted) vegetable garden on our balcony. I am a total newbie to gardening, but I thought ‘just the heck with it, I am just giving this thing a try‘.
The first couple of weeks not much happened at all. I was checking the plants every night and I was a little “meh” about the whole thing when I didn’t see much progress. I didn’t really know what I expected (I know that it takes longer to grow plants than just a couple of weeks), but I wanted to see something more than was there. Well, at least the leaves got visibly bigger after the first week! And the basil seeds sprouted!
Then, in week 3, two strawberries! You can’t imagine my excitement! The pepper seeds still hadn’t done anything though.
BUT: I guess, I was just a little impatient after all, because this is what our little garden looks like only 4 weeks later.
As you can see, the plants have grown A LOT. (The two plants on the left were added to my little balcony garden last week, mainly because they were already showing blossoms when I bought them which meant, I was going to see faster results. What can I say, I just needed to see that something was happening.)
The pepper seeds sprouted, the basil leaves are growing. I can spot some basil leaves that actually look like basil
The (younger) tomato plant finally has some blossoms.
And the (older) tomato plant is already bearing fruits.
The strawberries developed more blossoms.
And the squash is showing this… which I hope will turn into blossoms/squash soon.
I gotta say: plants in itself are pretty cool, but plants that produce vegetables/fruits?
I mean, of course, I knew how vegetables grow and where they come from, but seeing it happen literally before your own eyes? It just makes you marvel at mother nature all over again.
So far, this little experiment of mine is turning out quite well. My heart is happy.