Allotment update! This catches us up to the beginning of September.
I found this giant plastic tub in the trash and we finally found a use for it! All the squashes (zucchini, pumpkin and some melons) all outgrew their tiny window pots so we gave them this giant tub to duke it out for dominance. I was so excited that they were doing so well, but now Helen tells me they won’t bear fruit unless we manually pollinate them! I was not prepared for this level of intimacy with our plants. Now I’m reading up on husbandry.
We finally got proper window boxes! Right now they’re home to peas which I hope will crawl their way up the bars.
Another finally - transplanted the peppers about a month late, not sure if anything will come of them at this point.
You can’t see it in the pic but the strawberries are flowering! Like 3 months out of season but who cares! Possible first crop ever in this endeavor. Also there’s a weed in there, if anyone knows their leaves and can fill us in. I haven’t plucked it because I’m just so happy when anything grows in this house.
Now that the little window pots were empty I’ve planted a bunch of seeds, arugula, mustard seed, thyme, some flowers, we’ll see what happens before the cold gets here.
Our sunflowers are still going, one in the living room window and four up in Pierce and Helene’s bedroom. There’s also one surprise holdover carrot that’s flourishing, could there actually be a carrot below the dirt?
Pierce’s mutant avocado is absorbing it’s twin.