So this summer I decided to get my feet wet in the realm of gardening. My hopes were that I would learn alot about it and then come spring I could hit it with full force. So I planted a few vegetable plants: cucumber, cherry tomato, bell pepper, and fairy tale eggplant. Well I doted on them for weeks and they got off to a great start.
Soon the seedlings turned into thriving plants:
Then I started to see blooms and little baby cucumbers:
After that something terrible happened. All the blooms withered and fell off. The baby cucumbers never developed. The other plants just kept leafing but doing nothing else. Eventually they season passed and we had our first few frosty night. So, we made plans to pull up our plants and try again later. After a week or two of never even glancing at them we went over to them to and found a couple of surprises.
The amazing thing is that this happened on a day when I was feeling like there was no hope and that my whole life has been a failure. It's like the universe gave me a sign that I still have reasons to be hopefull that my life will bear fruit. I am sure it was just a coincidence but I needed that coincidence today.