It’s been one month since we planted the bulk of our container garden! Let me fill you in on how things have been going. First, this is what the main area of our garden looked like after we planted everything a month ago:
That whole front row is basil. I think we have just about every option covered as far as how all the plants are doing. Some of the basil is getting really big, like this one:
Others are looking healthy but not really growing much yet:
I don’t think the picture really does it justice but that basil plant has been looking sad for weeks now. It’s droopy, wilted and never seems to grow. I really don’t know what’s going on with it. I’m just glad that we planted a lot of basil; as long as several of the plants grow well it’s not a big deal if some are duds.
The other basil plant that looks sad is the one in the gardening sock:
I can’t say that I’m really surprised, though, given how I treated it to get it into the sock. What’s surprising is that it’s lasted so long! It only started looking like this in the last few days; before that it wasn’t growing but still seemed to be doing okay.
The other plants in that first picture are, of course, tomatoes and peppers. Unlike the basil, I don’t have anything to compare the tomatoes and peppers to, but as far as I can tell it seems like they’re all growing well. Both tomato plants have had flowers for a while now, and the cherry tomato even has some tiny tomatoes!
Last time I posted the chard was suffering from some sort of infection. We went ahead and pulled off all the affected leaves (which was most of them!). It looked pretty pathetic for a few days but since then it has really come back with a vengeance. I think it looks so pretty now!
I’m also super excited to start eating some of our basil. I haven’t tasted any yet, but whenever we pull off the tiny about-to-flower leaves (no idea what those are called) they smell AMAZING!
How’s your garden doing?
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