i’ll admit, this is a bit of a stretch for this blog…

…but i am just so proud of myself that i have to post this photo! i decided to try my hand at gardening this summer, even though i don’t have much room with which to work. we have two containers in the front and one on the side of the front porch, and a spacious backyard. however, due to the abundance and placement of trees in our yard and our neighbors’ yards, we don’t actually get much sunlight at all. i bought an over-the-rail container for the front porch and a hanging plant, and between all of that, here is what i have planted:

carrots, red bell peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, zucchini, and a couple of perennial flowers that the gal who lived here previously planted last year. we also have some nice shrub/bush things and a plant that looks a bit like a hosta but isn’t.

the zucchini is in the back and there simply isn’t enough sun; nothing seems to be happening with those. i also don’t have much hope for the strawberries, as it’s just not enough space. the carrots have sprouted but seem to be taking much longer to grow than they are supposed to. i think i waited too long to thin them, and still probably haven’t thinned them enough. i just can’t bear pulling out these plants i have miraculously grown!

the tomato and red bell peppers were purchased as small plants, while the others all started from seed. both seem to be doing well; the peppers have little itsy-bitsy buds starting, and finally, the reason for the post…

an eeny-weeny little itty bitty tomato is growing!!! yay!!!


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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