[Except the flowers I planted when we moved into our condo three years ago, which have inexplicably survived. I was sure were dead since I began neglecting them almost as soon as they were in the window box. Those flowers came back entirely on their own last summer, just in time for our wedding - I even wore a couple blooms in my hair! Those flowers? They are back again this year. So - they must really be invincible.]
So, I am happy to report that there are lots of little things sprouting up on our back porch right now. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will mature into large and lovely actual plants, and someday? Full-grown veggies, fruits, and herbs we can actually ingest. Cause that would be awesome.
|cherry tomatoes (left) & regular tomatoes (right)|
|one teeny tiny, hard-to-see kale sproutling|
|cilantro (second from right) and scallions (right)|
|strawberry plant that Julia gave me on the night of our we-met-five-years-ago anniversary|
|swiss chard (seeds from One Seed Chicago)|