This week we found a few surprises in our garden.
I’m not sure what happened to the other 8 cherry tomatoes that were growing, but we popped 4 of them into hungry little mouths.
We harvested a half dozen green beans. I love how fuzzy they feel when you eat them right off the bush.
What I’m guessing is plants get longer at the ends, not from the roots. Otherwise, you couldn’t just curl them up a trellis. The things I’m learning that I never even thought needed learned.
Personally, I’m most excited about the sunflowers. Not just because my ministry is the Sonflower Sisters, but also because I only recently learned they turn their faces toward the sun. Amazing–I can’t wait to witness it first-hand.
I’m so glad we chose these sweet peas. Earlier this week we bought a basket of the larger kind you shell, and they tasted like canned peas. Blech! My mother used to pay me a nickel to eat them when I was a child.
I don’t know what will happen with this garden experiment. My peppers are a little sad and my cucumbers are still pretty yellow flowers. But it’s a learning experience, right?
Here’s one more little tip I learned: strawberries grown in pots don’t taste nearly as sweet as ones grown in the ground. Hmm…maybe I should plant mine in a special little patch?