Miracles DO happen!
Today, my dear readers, you are privy to a miracle of no small proportion. Do you see the little green tomatoes growing on that there plant? Not such a big deal, you say....lots of people grow tomatoes. Well, yes, you would be right. However, the true miracle is that that there tomato plant is growing, reproducing, and photosynthesizing right on MY VERY OWN back porch!!!!! Hallelujah!
You see, to say I don't have a green thumb would be a gross understatement. My thumb is as far from green as a thumb can possibly get. In fact, I am quite certain I have killed more potential plant life than locusts and dust bowls combined.
But, this year, spurred on by the high price of tomatoes and the infamous "Summer of Salmonella", I decided to give containers a try. How hard could it be, really? So I bought the plants, and I bought the containers, and I bought the potting soil (who knew DIRT would be so expensive??) and there you have it. We are going to have fresh tomatoes very soon! I had great aspirations of trying cucumbers too but that never panned out. Maybe next year.......I don't want to jinx myself.