Hanging garden day 34

So we are a day shy of 5 weeks. The garden is doing well. The tomato and the lemon cucumber plants that were my original hanging plants are both fruiting. I don’t know if that is according to schedule or better, it is just nice to know that my plants are fruiting. The others that I planted are starting to flower, so the fruit won’t be far behind.
As a matter of fact, my jalapeño plant is fruiting very well right now. I will let you know how hot the chilies are when I make my first batch of salsa.
It is interesting to me to note that the plants are all still growing up. I wonder if the weight of the fruit will weigh down the plants? In another couple of weeks we should know.

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Hanging Garden, two weeks later

Two weeks into my little project, the plants seem to be doing well. They have all grown quite a bit. I planted each of them with planting mix, a few scoops of manure, and a little osmocote. I am kind of surprised at how well the Jalapeño chili, the one in the middle, is doing. Happily surprised. Makes me wonder what else might do well.

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Topsy Turvy Hanging Garden

I am a gardener. I like these Topsy Turvy hanging planters. I have had a couple of them in my backyard. I had them in different parts of the yard, so watering was a bit of a hassle. I kept thinking that there has to be an easier way.

So I got the idea to build this:

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My daughter and I built this with some scrap 4x4s we had laying around the yard. We bought a few more of the Topsy Turvy planters at Big Lots ($1.50 each). Then we went to Home Depot to buy plants, brackets, planting mix, and the concrete bases.

Took my daughter and me about half an hour to build. It is a very simple design. I had to add a crossbar that attaches the frame to the fence behind it for added stability.

It was fun to do. I will write about the results in the future. I will also comment on the success or failure of this little project. I think it is neat, hopefully somebody else will agree.

What do I do Next

My TBI Journey

I saw Annette today. I left early from work so I could go with her to a neurology appointment. Today was just another reminder that in spite of everything I have and everything and everyone I know, there is nothing I can do to make my daughter better.

I can be there for her, and help her exercise, or spend the day with her, or whatever. She is the one that has to make her body work. I am a bystander. It breaks my heart a little every time I see her in her wheelchair, trying to make the best of it.

I treat her just like I would if she weren’t injured. I spend time lecturing her every time I see her these days. I tell her this is on her and she has to give her best effort if she wants to walk again. I try to remind her…

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