Saturday, June 2, 2012

Garden Magic

I think one of the reasons I love gardening is that it seems like magic.  One day you plant something in the ground, add a bit of water and TLC, and the next thing you know you have things to eat - magic!

We recently added this bunch of green onions to the patio pot.  I had bought them from the grocery for a recipe then read somewhere (probably Pinterest) that you can plant the ends and they will keep growing back.  Amazing.  We've used them so many times this may be my favorite kitchen scrap item I've planted.  Next to the green onions is our wily rosemary which I always forget to use.

Our newest plant is this cayenne pepper plant.  $1.50 at our local Do-It Center.  And after just a few short weeks we already have a couple peppers coming in!

And this is our Jalapeno plant from last summer!? Did you know that they fruit for more than one season? I sure didn't.  I was quite surprised that it made it through the winter and was even more surprised when I saw it flowering.  

And what you see below is that potato I planted a few months back - holy cow! Who knew potatoes grew such huge, leafy plants! I think there's actually a new potato growing underneath too...exciting.

Just another shot of the hugeness of the potato plant.

Sadly, both the onion and pineapple I planted (at the same time as the above potato) have died.  I think the pot I used for the pineapple was perhaps a bit small.  And the poor onion never recovered from the wind storm.  You win some you lose some I guess.  

My weekend has been off to a great start and I hope yours is too - happy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. How fun to visit your patio garden! FYI - there will most likely be LOTS of potatoes under those leaves!! Plants are beautiful too, aren't they?

    I didn't know about the green onions but you can bet I am going to try it out! Got to see for myself that it really, really works!!! Cool. Thank you!