Garden of Benign Neglect

When we moved, I put my container garden in the backyard, watered it a few times, and walked away.

It seemed to do OK.


I didn’t stake the peppers, and they’re growing across the ground.

Green Peppers

Red Peppers

I was going to cut the jewel weed (I think) down, but the Korean melon had wrapped itself around it. The melon is flowering but not fruiting.

Clingy Melon Plant

The basil hasn’t bolted yet, which is also strange.


While outside, I also found a bunch of mushrooms (four or five clumps of this size). Good Man raked them up and we threw them in the compost pile!