Happiness month day 15 – Home grown food
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It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been growing your own food in the garden, it’s still as exciting as the first time when something begins to flourish.
For the first time in our gardening lives we’re growing sweet bell peppers.
We grew chillies one year by mistake – someone sold us a plant as a pepper plant, but it was a chili plant! So Mr Green started his from seed this year.
The leaves have been curling and he’s almost given up on his pepper plants on more than one occasion. However this week we spotted this perfectly formed, tiny pepper. It’s about the size of my thumbnail:
Meanwhile on the other side of Chez Green’s greenhouse the tomato plants are dying. The leaves have turned yellow, we’ve tried to revive them, but little has helped. We have decaying vines creeping across the floor now.
I’m the eternal optimist, however, and have still been loving and nurturing those plants as if all is well. So imagine my delight when, tucked behind some of the stems I saw this:
Finally, in one of the beds I threw one sunflower seed. It threw up a shoot, got strangled by bindweed and was pulled over. I rescued it, gave it some Mrs Green loving and look!
Isn’t that a flower that is asking for sunshine? It’s a bit grey here at the moment but I know as soon as we have a full day of sun this beauty will open up her bottom petals and hold her face to the sun in celebration!
What about you – what delights have you found in your garden this week?
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