As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m relatively new to gardening. So it doesn’t take much at all to impress me. Last season, it was my snow peas that amazed me – those silvery green tendrils reaching higher each day, dotted with pretty white flowers that eventually died and sprouted a snow pea. Seriously amazing.
More recently, the life-cycle of the eggplant has been the one to impress. I’d never given much thought as to how an eggplant came to be. When I planted some seedlings in spring, I didn’t know what to expect, so when my little eggplants started to grow I was very excited. To me, it seems an amazing phenomenon that you plant a seedling, and simply with sun, nutrients and water – this complex, complete vegetable sprouts and comes into being. Incredible.