Happy Mother's Day to you ladies who nurture children. The world is better for your dedication and effort. You know what else needs nurturing? Plants!

One of my less exciting works in progress is my veggie garden. I don't have a yard, but my sunroom is essentially a greenhouse, so I am trying my best to grow a few food-producing plants. The planning stage was full of wishful thinking and high hopes.

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I started the plants from seed (which yielded way fewer sprouts than the germination percentages on the seed packets suggested) and within about three weeks I had wee plants! My attempt at sprouting sweet potato slips failed though - I got impatient and we ate the host potato. One can only be so nurturing.

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I have cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, and peppers. Rei is also growing a sunflower, because they pretty much grow themselves. Things are coming along nicely!

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I have had a few minor neglect-related setbacks (who knew they needed water on hot days?) and one of the beans is in intensive care because Rei tried to make two plants hug.

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Hopefully the plants that survive yield tasty veggies, but for now they make a nice backdrop for my yarn. Let's be honest, it's all about yarn here.

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Are you growing anything right now? What are your thoughts on container gardening? Any advice is appreciated!

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