Garden Update!

It has been a while since I wrote anything here! Well, I guess it was something that I could have foreseen: I am now done with my bachelor’s!!! The last few weeks have been quite busy between work and school and just plain life! I am so happy to be done! I still have to give in my last paper, but really, no more work for at least … a few months!

Yes, indeed, a dew months because I have enrolled in a long distance certificate in horticulture! I am really excited. I know it might sound weird to learn about plants in a long distance course, but I thought it would be the best way for me to start my teaching career while still learning about a topic I am really interested in. The truth is I cannot wait to start!

Our balcony garden has been really growing! We are completely attacked by our tomato plants! They have grown so much we had to invest in a few smart pots to keep them happy. It is very exciting to see the little tomatoes grow. I cannot wait to see them ripen and to taste them!

Aren't beauties gorgeous?

Aren’t beauties gorgeous?

Our calendulas are in their second full bloom, and we have been enjoying a few flowers in our salads. As to our kale, I had to move it to a shadier spot because it was starting to be overwhelmed by direct sunlight.

This will be a white eggplant variety. I hope the other flowers also turn to fruit!

This will be a white eggplant variety. I hope the other flowers also turn to fruit!

We are also checking on our pepper and eggplant plants as they are also working on their fruits. It is so exciting!

 

A different cultivar I wanted to try this year! It makes me think of Aladin's shoes!

A different cultivar I wanted to try this year! It makes me think of Aladin’s shoes!

As to the mushrooms we had out first harvest of oyster mushroom yesterday! These little guys took a while to come out, but once out, they grew so fast! In four days they were big enough to harvest! They were really tasty too. I hope we will get another, and maybe bigger, harvest because these mushrooms were really tasty!

Look how cute they are!

Look how cute they are!

Our first Harvest!

Our first Harvest!

As you can see, our balcony garden has kept us quite busy between frequent watering, tutoring and happy enjoyment. We are so excited to go observe it every morning: we are like little kids on Christmas morning. I’ll keep you updated when the first fruits start to ripen!

Our happy garden!

Our happy garden!

Happy Gardening!

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