The Hopeful Gardener Sees…Yellow?
|May 6, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Produce|
I’ve never given the color yellow much thought, but this week it has been a source of consternation and great joy for me. Last week I wrote about my new container garden; check out how much my little plants have grown in just a week!
Earlier in the week I noticed that the lower leaves of my basil plant were turning yellow. Why? Is it too much water? Not enough water? Too much sun/too hot? If it is not enough water, thanks to more than 1 1/2 inches of rain that fell on Orlando yesterday, I should be okay. If it is too much water or too hot, then I’ll start harvesting the green leaves and enjoy something basil-y sooner rather than later.
Now for the great joy – when I got home yesterday I noticed the tiniest little yellow blossom on my tomato plant!! This was a very exciting moment for me. Not only did I NOT kill a plant after a week in my care, it is growing and sprouting blossoms.
I’m trying not to be overly optimistic that I will have numerous cherry tomatoes later on, but for now will bask in the fact that there is still a possibility. I’ll keep you posted. If you’ve had similar gardening joys, please share!