|Those leaves are not supposed to be dropping like that... It was like the tree on Charlie Brown Christmas - just sad|
My mom rescued the plant and it's alive and thriving.
You see, she has always been a masterful gardener. Growing up, I had NO IDEA people actually bought produce in grocery stores. Most of what we ate came form our garden, from potatoes to carrots to green beans to tomatoes to squash to - well, you name it, we grew it. Truth be told, I was a whiny little child that did not appreciate the garden as it represented work. Oh how I would whine and mope when my mom would ask me to go pick some green beans for dinner. Now I am an adult and am envious of the produce my younger self had access to!
This year, though, I decided to move outside of my comfort zone and give gardening another go. My patio is pretty small, but there is certainly room for some plants. I got a bit of a late start as I didn't get a chance to shop for plants until after the CFA exam, so I bought these little guys in their 'teen' stage of life.
|Day 1 at Casa de Lisa. L to R: Roma tomatoes, green pepper, romaine lettuce, and a beef steak-type tomato|
There was a week there where I really thought they were not going to make it... My tomato plants started to yellow and they started to droop like the plant I had nearly killed in the past... But then I exchanged a flurry of tweets with San and Kyria, who are also raising patio gardens, and I figured out I was actually under watering everything. After changing my watering routine from every other day to daily, the plants bounced back. Phew.
They appear to be thriving now, which makes me so excited!
So imagine my excitement when I went to water them last week and found a bunch of little tomatoes!!
It's the little things in life, I tell you. I've got about 8 tomatoes growing, which makes me so happy as I eat tomatoes like they are apples.
I just love the outdoor space of my condo. This is the first place I've lived where I have actually made great use of my outdoor space. From the little bistro set where I've entertained family and friends to my new Weber charcoal grill, to my little patio garden, it's the perfect little outdoor space for me. And of course, the view sure doesn't hurt. ;)
Luckily, a good friend will be taking care of my plants while I am gone. Her husband is apparently a watering fanatic so I know they are in good hands. :)
Do you have a backyard or patio? Do you have a green thumb?