This week. Instead of being sad or angry. Instead of worrying. Instead of wanting to stab everyone over politics and the news and everything else. Do something productive. You don’t have to build a house or donate time or money. Just anything. Smile at a stranger. Water a plant. Pet an animal. Anything that creates positive energy in the world. We all hurt and we all struggle. But it’ll be okay.
So. I decided I’d grow a garden this summer. I used to help my grandfather with his when I was young. … “help” .. I live in the middle of town, and don’t really have a place for one, so I decided I’d attempt to grow everything in pots. I don’t even eat most of the stuff. But, I just wanted to grow it. Much like my trees, I don’t need something to be fruitful to me to enjoy growing it. Plants are just beautiful. So. I guess that’s been my sanctuary as of late. .. Even though it’s been insanely hot.
So here’s my tiny little back porch garden. Behind my tiny little crappy house in my tiny little crappy city. I made salsa from it yesterday… I found out one of the peppers wasn’t ripe…. Like.. I don’t know what the hell they are… I can’t find them anywhere in like lists of hundreds of types of peppers… But they were yellow for like 2 months.. So I was like okay I guess I should pick this before they Rot and fall off cause they aren’t changing.. So I picked some like a week ago.. Well yesterday I looked… And they’re actually turning red now. The ones still on the plant… And were like HAHAHA HAH THIS IS MY FINAL FORM YOU ATE ME RAW AND UNRIPE. And.. I did.. Cause my salsa has a slightly green taste.. Also, I ended up having to add canned tomatoes… Cause I realized I had no where near enough and certainly wasn’t putting on real clothes to go to the store. So… It’s good. But could be better. I have like a half gallon left… Cause I just kept adding… My jalapeños are freakin brutal… They’ll betray you. They be all like no no I’m just a mild little jalapeño I won’t hurt you.. But then 5 minutes later they’re like haha! Gotcha enjoy that magma taste in your mouth. And of course I added some dragon cayenne cause I wanted that instant burn too.. My habaneros aren’t ripe yet… But oh boy am I excite. I’ve got a good idea on what I need, so next time should be even better.
For the first time ever the drawer in my fridge for plants is not only occupied but near full. I’m gonna try pickling like everything. I’m pretty excited about the whole thing… You really should probably try to grow a garden… It’s pretty magical to see a pot of dirt turn into a bag full of jalapeños. Plus… I have like… 20+ kinds of peppers so I know stuff got all cross pollinated.. So it’s like pepper roulette, you have no idea how they’re gonna taste. It’s super fun times.
I have like… A succulent garden as well… Two of them died… No idea why.. Well actually… My cat ate one them.. So that’s not a mystery…. But.. This started at my friend’s wedding like a year ago. One of them picked a decorative one up off the table, that was alive but cut off.. And gave it to me and told me to keep it forever.. So, I, being me, of course, took it home and potted and started growing it.. So now I have like 20 different kinds. All just hanging out in my laundry room window. They’re just adorable.
So, that’s that I guess.. I thought I’d post something semi positive since it’s just so much negativity and stuff. And I’m writing on my phone so sorry if it’s just solid typos.
This was it a while back. But you can see how cute some of them are!
So, y’all have a wonderful week. Go out. Follow a path. Leave a trail. There’s nothing wrong with either. Just live your life and spread some love and smiles.