Surprise gardening

My accidental garden – Photo by Jay Souza, 06/03/2020

Hello, my pretties! How are you all doing? Well, I hope! I’m still doing well, and coming here to talk to you all again. Why? Well, because I forgot a very important update on my latest post! And because I wanted to, of course. It’s nice to drop by here and post something, and connect with others during these difficult times!

Alright, without further ado, let us move on to the update.

I’ll start this off by saying I don’t have a green thumb at all. My mother is good at gardening, and my dad really enjoys it, though he’s not as good as she is. I have not ever been able to keep a plant alive for more than a week – until now.

Providing a bit of context, I live on the ground level of my building, and most apartments on ground level here have a small enclosed garden right outside our balconies. Every apartment has a balcony, but, for obvious reasons, only the ones on the ground level have gardens. Another bit of context is that pretty much anything that falls from the floors above mine lands on my garden.

And this is how I got a surprise garden. I don’t do a lot of gardening (a bit obvious from the picture), but I get out every now and then – when it’s not too cold or rainy – to see if there’s something fallen out there and throw it out.

During one of these visits, I found three little sprouts, much to my surprise. I know exactly zero about plants, so I asked my dad (note: this was before the isolation became stricter and my parents live inside the same apartment complex) to come by and take a look. Much to my surprise and delight, we had a passion fruit (the one closer to the iron fence), a pumpkin (the large one that’s trying to take over the whole area) and another one I have yet to identify.

As we have had a bit of rain nearly daily, I just have to water them a bit every few days, and they seem to be thriving. I’m very excited and hoping they will carry on growing.

Well, I guess that’s it! Do you all have any nice surprises from these difficult times? I think we all need something good to hold on to!

See you all on the next post. Please stay safe, and love each other as much as you can!

6 thoughts on “Surprise gardening”

  1. That’s pretty cool. There’s an old saying that says that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Looks to me like the trash from above yielded some treasure.
    My wife is doing a gardening thing this year, too. We have tomato plants, cucumber plants, and watermelon plants growing at the moment. It will be a while before we get anything from them, but she’s doing pretty good at keeping them going. If nothing else, it’s something to do in the back yard since we’re still staying home. Good luck with the garden.

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    1. It is cool, it’s a little joy in all of this mess we’re living through. Other than the trash on my garden, my neighbors are very nice, so I don’t complain about it.

      And oooh, I would love some garden pics at some point! It’s a fun thing to share! Good luck for the wife with her garden too! Stay safe!

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  2. Hahah I love that, a surprise garden – that’s pretty cool! I hope they continue to grow. I’ve not got a green thumb either so I would have done exactly the same as you – asked my dad! 😂
    Caz xx

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  3. Gently move the pumpkin or winter squash vine to use the railing as a trellis. Then go get a gentle fertilizer and feed them every two weeks. Try an organic fertilizer since the complex will be using harsh sprays. Also, if the complex is spraying the area around then grab a sheet to protect it. the sprays they use are combo sprays, which will have weed killers in them not to mention bug sprays that will not rinse off. Good Luck!

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    1. It’s still too far from the railing right now, I guess, but I’l definitely do it, thank you! And thanks on the fertilizer as well, I’ll see if I can find some around here or figure out something at home if I can’t! Thank you so much for taking the time, I really need the help! <3


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