I started my first container “garden” (if you can count six veggies and two flower a garden) several weeks ago. We are currently renting so I didn’t want to dig up an actual garden so I have four heirloom tomato plants, one cherry tomato and an eggplant in pots all lined up in the one spot that gets sun in our side yard.
Miles also planted sunflowers and zinnias from seeds in a couple pots. We put a mint plant (courtesy of my awesome editor) in the ground along with a small spearmint plant I bought at the Farmer’s Market.
Everything is growing quite well but I hadn’t seen the “fruits of our labor” yet. I was happy to see the plants get bigger and stronger and the flower seeds to have popped into tall green plants but hadn’t seen any flowers yet.
Just a few days ago I noticed the eggplant starting to bloom with beautiful purple flowers and the tomato plants had a few yellow flowers. And when I checked them closer yesterday while watering I noticed an eggplant has begun to sprout.
Exciting stuff. Granted, this tiny little eggplant wouldn’t make much of a parmigiana so I’ll let it grow a little longer. Wonder how long until we get another?
Do you have a garden? Is gardening an activity you do with your family? Miles has enjoyed being a part of this project.