Gardening is so rewarding, but I do not have a lot of knowledge of seed collecting or cuttings or such like. When I was doing my own garden, I usually bought seedlings from the nursery and garden centres to plant.
About 6 months ago I was given a courgette and a ‘mini pumpkin’ seedling, tiny little things. I had no grand visions of them actually growing, but I planted them watered them and checked now and again.
The Courgette plant was eaten by snails almost within the first week.
The mini pumpkin plant grew – against all odds.
I had planted it in the open space under the washing line; the soil did not look good at all and the space is full of stones, so I was surprised it actually survived.
It has grown into a monster plant, bearing some beautiful pumpkins,
with a few more flowers which may, with some luck become pumpkins too.
What a delight it has been watching this plant grow.
I also planted two tomatoe seedlings one cherry and one plum tomato plant that I stuck in between the geraniums without much thought.
This morning I was taking pictures of my pumpkins and saw there are baby tomatoes!!!
Now all I have to do is try and get these veggies before the insects and birds do. I have popped the pumpkins on some empty pots to hinder insects from getting them first
and the tomatoes... well it is a toss up as to who gets them first me or the birds?
Isn't it exciting? Sooo cool!
Hope you all have a great day!