We discovered something very exciting last night.
Our first ripe tomato. Last time I discussed the subject, we’d only planted tomatoes and serano peppers and that was the extent of our gardening at the time. Boy have we been busy!
Right now our garden consists of the following:
- 3 tomato plants
- 1 red pepper plant
- 1 habenero pepper plant
- 10 serano pepper plants (ok – overkill. I figured my black thumb would kill them all and we’d be lucky to have one)
- 1 rosemary plant
- 2 basil plants
- 1 thyme plant
- 1 parsley plant
- and 1 now very dead and sad cilantro plant
We’ve been rearranging our back patio area recently. It’s a really small 10′ x 10′ area surrounding by cement block walls with a very stupidly placed AC unit that I have no idea how to hide. Our grill died last month in a near death-by-explosion moment that happened about 20 minutes after the cops showed up. Not our best night. Then our neighbors decided to power wash their deck into our yard while we were out of town last weekend and coated everything in a nice layer of gunk and about 20 years worth of dirt and deck mildew. YUM. That actually led to what was an inevitable death of our already sickly looking cilantro plant. So we’ve since moved our plants to the OTHER side of the back area and given everything a good hose down.
As for my thoughts on the self-watering container? Amazing. I bought 2 tomato plants at the same time. One I planted in a pot. The other I planted in the self-watering container. The difference is insane. The one in the self-watering container is nearly double in size and much sturdier. And last night we got to pick our very first tomato from our garden…. and ate it.
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