Very well actually. (*shocked*) Even when I’m not trying to grow stuff.
I had planted some eggplant seeds, back when I planted all of the other seeds. Back when the peas, the beans, the squashes, the tomatoes, the cucumbers and broccoli, collards, celery, and lettuce all came up; the eggplants barely showed their sweet faces. The few little seedlings that came up, I gave half of, to my Momma. Her’s grew, tall and strong. I even was blessed with some of her crop. I enjoyed those 2 yummy fruits. My plants hid under their neighbors.
She told me how she tended to her’s. She thought that if I did the same things, then my plants would flourish. She was trying to get more from her plants, but they had other plans. She gave them back to the earth a few weeks ago. I took time to pull out the dead plants, in my planter, as well. Giving gratitude for the lessons, that I am capable of growing plants.
I found 2 wee eggplants, still shyly hiding in the undergrowth. Along with a brand new squash, that had decided to sprout up, from a previous fruit, I had not harvested. I told them that, they could stay as they wanted. I didn’t expect them to grow.
I was wrong.
They grew big and full of leaves. Momma told me that if I snipped off bits, here and there, that I could get some fruit from them. I just left them alone. I have never been very good at tending to the garden. Then 1 day it gave me a beautiful sight.
Dozens of pretty lavender colored flowers. I have been enjoying their beauty for a couple of weeks now. Last week I saw this.
Yes. I am the proud mommy of a dozen baby eggplants. They are so cute. So happy looking there, on the plant. Soooooooooooooo Purple. 🙂
I’m soaking up their happiness.