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Day: August 12, 2012

Welcome to Neil’s Fruit and Herb Patio

I have changed. They say a leopard never changes his spots but I am living proof that they can. Well maybe. Welcome to my fruit and herb patio which has become my pride and joy over the past couple of months. I have never had any interest in gardening. Like none at all. However I have a plethora of pot plants on my patio now and I am keenly watching them grow and produce sweet smelling herbs as well as fruit.

Now some of the plants are not flourishing – for example I am deeply suspicious of how the cucumber plant is doing and the chilli plant just seems like it is doing nothing. One of my bell pepper plants had four peppers growing on it but all but one seemed to just fade away into nothingness. However on the flip-side the tomato, gooseberry and winter squash plants are doing just fine – the winter squash in particular looks happy and interesting. My strawberry plants have already produced one crop of strawberries and a second is on its way.

It has been – and continues to be – a very interesting and worthwhile experience. Maybe one day if I have a home with a garden I might make a giant fruit and vegetable patch and wile away the days working in it. Obviously that is extremely far off but you never know. If you’d even hypothesised just a thing a few months ago everyone that knew me – including me – would’ve scoffed. Now that might not be the most bizarre thing to have ever happened.

I shall leave you with the photographs of my hard work (and that hard work of water, the sun and all the other things that actually deserve far more praise for the growth than I do.

Pepper Plant
Pepper Plant
winter squash plant
Winter Squash Plants
Bell Pepper Plants
Bell Pepper Plants
chilli plant
Chilli Plant
Tomato Plants
Tomato Plants
Gooseberry Plants
Gooseberry Plants
Rhubarb Plants
Rhubarb Plants
Strawberry Plants
Strawberry Plants
Cucumber Plants
Cucumber Plants
Chamomile Plant
Chamomile Plant
Golden Marjoram Plant
Golden Marjoram Plant
Oregano Plant
Oregano Plant
Rosemary Plants
Rosemary Plants
Thyme Plants
Lemon Scented Thyme Plants

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