We are doing some gardening in pots this summer!
I took Emma to pick out some baby plants about a month ago and she chose zucchinis and some flowers. Well, and everything else she saw. ;-) But we settled on these finally.
We took them home along with some dirt and planted them in our pots. Here’s a peek at the flowers. They’re very unique, soft and fuzzy like velvet:
I believe they’re called Cockscomb.
It’s been fun watching the zucchini plants grow from small leaves to flowering these huge yellow flowers. Emma wondered, “Why are there flowers instead of zucchini?”
I honestly didn’t know where the zucchini were going to appear, but a few days later we saw the buds of the zucchini appearing under the flowers!
Last year we grew peas in pots, and were able to gather quite a few peas before the plant died. I think the pot was too small in that case because it turned yellow at the bottom and then slowly everything withered away. I’m hoping the zucchini plants won’t meet a similar fate – they are in a huge pot so hopefully they’ll be okay. Either way, we are learning through this and Emma is having fun. There is something so rewarding about growing your own food!
Now I wish I had planted more than one edible plant. There is probably still time…