Baby Pumpkins! And Other Things

New garden additions!!

As the first year of having space to cultivate food, it’s been more of a trial run really. I had to add some good soil and compost to the area because it was just sand previously. I also realized, today actually, that my spot is mostly shaded in the afternoon, so I might trim back some tree branches to let in more light. It’s a work in progress, as everything is. 

I also haven’t spent any money on plants this year because I haven’t had the income for it since restaurants were shut down. Having said that, I am incredibly blessed to have been gifted so many plants and seeds to be able to grow stuff this year. The thing about having space to grow things is that now I can accept plants from my mom and other people! Plus I’ve had this bag of a bunch of seeds that I can finally put to some real use.

First of all, I wanted to welcome my little baby pumpkins to the patch: 

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These are just 2 of the ones that I planted — I wanted to get some close-ups 🙂 And below are all of them together:

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A little hard to see all of them, but there’s about 6 that survived the transplanting.

I used the whole second half of my garden plot for these, since they will take up a lot of room once they get growing. They had previously been growing in some gravel after being spilled on the ground, so I’m glad I was able to give them a better suited area to thrive in. 

There’s a new chive plant for my herb section:

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Right next to my oregano.

Also, I’m really excited about my kale starting to come up:

After a few days of consistent rain, these babies started taking off. The lettuce that I planted at the same time as this isn’t really popping up any green yet, but it might just have a longer germination period, or needs more sunlight. Not super sure…

I’ve also got more pea plants coming up. I think all that I planted in this pot have come up but one. It will be nice to have a pea harvest, plus the plants look so pretty when they get larger. 

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And I just thought my potatoes looked so lovely today playing-card-heart-png

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These are the offspring of the only harvest I got last year!

That’s about it for today 🙂

Oh I made dinner tonight! …which is exciting because I haven’t done that in a while. This is what it looked like: 

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Spiced drumsticks and Cesar salad. Simple and Yum!

And have a restful rest of your Saturday 🙂

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