Last month I wrote about my first foray into container gardening. I was a little anxious to see how things would do and I am delighted to report that my garden is in fact growing - both vegetables and flowers. (You can see the "before" photos here.) This past week, I discovered my first tomato growing on the vine and I was as giddy as a child on Christmas morning. Seriously, you might have thought I won the lottery, I was so excited. :)
Unfortunately, a couple days ago I also discovered something was beginning to eat my plants, so I have to figure out how to deal with that - whatever it is seems particularly taken with my green beans, which are in the first pot in the photo below, and my cucumber plant. Since my goal is to eat good, local food and food not laced with chemicals - thank you, Jamie Oliver, for inspiring me - I'm hoping to find an organic solution to the problem.
If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears. I really appreciated the tips I got last time - they were very useful.
Wishing everyone a great Memorial Day, full of good fresh food. Don't forget to say a little prayer of thanks to our soldiers.