Since last year, I've been maintaining a few flowerbeds in my backyard. With access to almost any kind of flower or plant I want, it's easy to make a pretty flower garden. I've always liked the idea of growing my own vegetables, but just never got around to doing it.
A few weeks ago, my father gave my daughter a small tomato plant potted up in a big planter and put it on our porch for her to take care of. That gave me the idea of doing a vegetable container garden on the front porch. I've gradually been adding new vegetables, fruits, and herbs to my "collection" on the porch.
So far we have basil, zucchini, tomato, bell peppers, parsley, dill, thyme, and strawberries. Everything seems to be growing very nicely, except the strawberry plants. They are doing OK, but some of them just don't look that great.
Our tomato and zucchini plants are growing like weeds, however and I'm shocked at just how quickly they grow! I took these photos last week, and if you can believe it that zucchini and tomato plant are even bigger than they are in this picture. The bushes in the background look kind of funny because they were overgrown and got a nice trim recently. We can't wait to eat all of our good home-grown produce.
And my youngest daughter loves going out on the porch to play in the evenings once it cools down. Shiner and the baby are always out there busy snoopervising things and making sure everything is in order.
I haven't added anything new to the collection in a little while, so we may go out and pick out a new vegetable later today. What are your holiday weekend plans?