Yesterday I went to the home of two of my good friends and showed one of them how to plant veggies (the other had to go back to work after our lunch together.) I had started a lot of plants by seed, and now they were all large enough to transplant (some very large) into larger pots for their patio.
It is always so much fun when you teach someone how easy it is to grow veggie plants. How and why you plant tomatoes deep, how to loosen the roots, why you can’t put plants so close together because they will have to compete with nutrients, and why it is important to make sure they are watered well – especially since they are in pots. It will be fun to see that small patio covered in cucumber and cantaloupe vines and see the two tomato plants grow taller and produce goodies, the pea and bean plants get bigger and the herbs grow tall. I even had him plant basil seed (they’re so small!) It will be great for them to have all these goodies, especially since the friend who was not able to plant with us is an incredible cook (people pay his to do this for them when he isn’t working his day job.)
Just love sharing the fun and joy of plant growing!