|Basic Biology lesson -- Plants need sunlight.|
Photo by Sura Nualpradid
This isn’t working. Today is one of the first really gorgeous days we’ve had this year. Full-on sunshine, temperatures in the 60s… and I came to a sad realization. The way my deck is situated allows for almost no sunlight during the day. My poor plants! I can feel them – reaching… reaching… trying to get to that sliver of sunlight. Poof! It’s gone.
My radishes sprouts have all fallen over, the beans are looking a bit leggy (and really are reaching for the light), and my romaine doesn’t want to move past the sprout phase. The blueberries are hanging in there (they’re zombies, after all -- it’s gonna take a blowtorch to take them out, apparently). You can’t garden without sun. Well, maybe moss.
I’m looking forward to the move. (Oh, I haven’t told you about that? I should probably remedy that soon). I’ll have a deck with full-on sun and no neighboring building to block it. I might just have to hang in there until then and realize that container gardening in the dark isn’t an effective method of growing vegetables.