For my May goal, I determined to plant a few garden pots. I've always been fascinated by gardening, which is a little weird because I don't like dirt. I instinctively recoil when my fingers get the slightest bit of dirt on them. And I won't even go into my dislike for bugs. Let's just say I drove my grandma crazy the summer I was ten and spent a week at the farm. There was much shrieking involved.
I've decided that I could not have picked a more intimidating goal. I have friends who grow beautiful, flourishing gardens and I repent often through the summer over the jealously that springs up in my heart. If you notice today's date, you'll see it is the 27th of May. Yep, I put it off this long because while I wanted to do it, I also very much did not. Actually, let's give my procrastination only 50% of the blame; the other 50% can go to the crazy, Seattle-like rain we've had this month. Seriously, it's been cold and rainy practically every day.
But I did it. And all of you with your plethora of gardening knowledge, please don't judge. I'm sure it looks pathetic and mostly wrong, but it is what it is.
I know what you're thinking..."All that whining for those two little things?" Yes. On the left is a cherry tomato plant. On the right is a cucumber plant (burpless, of course!). Should I have bought more than one each? Is planting only one plant putting all my proverbial eggs in one basket? Time will tell. I just know I hate doing things wrong, and even though I've read countless articles on container gardening, I still don't know if I got it right. I hope there were no hidden cameras at Lowe's, watching me wander around and around and around before finally just picking the pots and plants and soil. I felt as out of place as dental floss at a Willy Nelson concert.
*Side note: all of that greenery next to the strawberry pot is mint. The previous tenant planted it because he liked the smell. I don't really share his enthusiasm for it. But my question is, will it take over my strawberries, even though they are in a pot? I hope not.