I had some help when I started a few seeds . . .
But alas most of our plantings only just weren't able to withstand the late July and August heat in Texas.
I had a long list of things I intended to grow. This whole garden
idea came about when The Cowboy ordered a hanging tomato
planter off of Amazon.
We did manage to get a few tomato's. Not nearly as many as we should have.
Here's what the plants look like today . . .
I've already cut them back once. They are trying but there time is really up. I'll be cutting them back to the base of the soil tomorrow and maybe weather permitting we'll have a few at
Just below the tomato's is my crazy Poinsettia. This is what it looked like when shortly after I literally saved it from a pile of trash.
As summer worn on it began to loose it's leaves. I guess they are leaves I know next to nothing about Poinsettia's. I never dreamed that I would keep it alive this long....
I cut it back and then this is what it started doing . . .
I decided to cut it back again and here it is today . . .
I'm totally amazed. I thought they only grew at Christmas.
Shows what I know.
I managed to get some green beans to sprout . . .
And a few carrots. I love the little teepee I made for the beans to grow on. There were doing so good and then it just got to hot.
In a heartbeat they began to struggle and then just gave up the ship.
zucchini and yellow squash . . .
I got gorgeous leaves and blooms through May and into the beginning of June. I managed to get 1 zucchinni and no yellow squash. Which is my favorite!
I realized that you can't grow squashes on a second floor apartment. Apparently bee's can't pollinate.
So I moved the pot downstairs but it was too late it was already way too hot.
So can I saw that my first attempt at patio container
gardening was a success?
I got beautiful blooms and greenery for a couple of months.
I got a few tomato's.
So all in all I would have to say my thumb might be green.
What will I do different next year? Hopefully I'll be planting in a yard not on a patio.
If by chance we are still here. It remains to be seen if I'll make another attempt. And that makes me sad.
We'll see. Until then I'll make plans and enjoy
And dream of spring
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