Sunday, December 13, 2009
I'm not much of a gardener. We generally start out with the best of intentions each spring and plant a full garden. We've got a tree adjacent to our garden which puts too much shade over it, so half the garden generally doesn't grow well. And then the summer starts, and its hot, and it takes effort to keep things alive, and we lose interest. I really need to get my rototiller into the garden soon.
However, one of the biggest reasons that I don't (besides this being low on my list of priorities) is that despite the time of year and the fact that we largely ignore this section of the yard, believe it or not, we still have live plants in the garden.
More surprising is that these plants are still producing!!
There are three bell pepper plants which are at least three years old, and the peppers above came out of the garden today.
Likewise, the Sweet 100's tomato plant planted in the spring is still thriving and producing tomatoes.