Tomatoes, Lettuce, Wombok and Basil

‘The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul’ (Alfred Austin).

Looks like a great salad plate coming up in the next few weeks! The tomatoes planted just a couple of weekends ago are flowering and stretching up, the little lettuces planted last weekend have taken, the basil is doing extra well and the wombok went into my new raised garden bed this morning. A bonus is the capsicum peppers that have sprouted from a few seeds just thrown in with the lettuces seem to be enjoying new growth too! I literally took the seeds of the capsicum, dried them on paper towel for a day and threw them in the potting mix, and within a week they have poked their tiny leaves out and are now a few centimetres tall! I’ll have to separate them and put them in their own garden soon.

The last few days have been very hot, and no doubt the plants are suffering a bit, but they seem to be managing. It’s very humid as well. We may get another storm tonight which will cool things down somewhat.

My garden is very small, but it will be productive! Of course, I will not be able to eat all of the harvest, but sharing around one’s produce is as gratifying as growing it in the first place. That’s why gardening is good for the soul…the garden gives, we give and we receive so much…

About Judith Gardiner

I'm a pilgrim, a traveller, a tourist! I'm on a journey of life, and my life is like a rich and varied garden, with new growth, blooms and even some weeds which I keep trying to eradicate! I'd like people to read my blog and feel positive about life and the earth we share. The world is a place of good news stories and experiences we can share.
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