After the long break I was tempted to post 10 updates in a row but I managed to control myself ;). So here's a bit of a gardening update.
The plant that's growing in biggest numbers in my garden is the tomato - the seedlings just pop out of my homemade compost, and I literally threw away many as I didn't have enough space for them. Here are a few of these beauties:
Cutting off dead leaves and branches is a good way to nurture these plants. I find that even in plants that look completely worn out with a lot of dried leaves, pruning brings them back to life by generating lots of new foliage. Of course I do not manage to do it regularly so don't have the best results, but I'm slowly learning and trying to be more diligent about it. In any case, these are short lived plants with a life span of about 3-4 months, after which you will see the size of the tomatoes getting smaller and not many flowers coming up.