Saturday, February 27, 2010

Garden update

On a cloudy day with storms forecast, I ventured out into the garden to do some maintenance.

The big tomato patch has almost finished. Here's one pot that's looking rather worse for wear.

I did find this though. Looks like one of the tigerellas fruited afterall -- one tomato. I wonder what it will taste like.
 Here's some produce that I found and picked. Who knew I had a red pepper ready for use?
 The beans have gone crazy. I've noticed flowers and baby beans, but who knows what could be in there? I'll send Em in to scout when she gets here.  ;-)
The strawberries are doing better. They now fruit like real strawberries and aren't even being eaten anymore... well, not by insects/wildlife anyway.

My idea of growing peas in a bag of potting mix worked. I need to plant out more.

Two new pots have mixed lettuces and chinese greens. They're taking a while to establish and I lost a lot more seedlings than I would have liked. I've not yet mastered the art of growing from seed. The bigger plants do okay, but the little greens have a poor success rate.
And I need to throw in some more radish... and start using the ones that are now ready.
Today I plan to refresh the soil in the big tomato pot now that I've pulled the dead plants out, and I'll go to the nursery and buy some spinach seedlings because it's evident I have no clue on how to germinate them from seed.

1 comment:

  1. Of course I'll search the beans, and help you do whatever else needs to be done!
    What a gorgeous pepper you found, and those tomatoes look amazing! I've never seen them in the States. Look at how big everything has gotten! I'm so jealous... you know, I may have to plant a garden in the ground this year...
    And your strawberry pictures is BEAUTIFUL!!