Thursday, June 4, 2009
Garden Update 6-4-09
When it comes to gardening, I'm like a junkie. I'm always wanting more. The unexpected success of my little container garden has encouraged me to continue adding new plants. As you'll see in the update, we've put some of the garden into the decorative landscaping and I'm considering trying my hand at blueberries in a container (just for this season - as soon as we buy, blueberries would go into the ground). Okay . . . on to the update:
We're harvesting cherry tomatoes this week! They are so cute and they are so delicious.
The red bell pepper plant has one large pepper on it and several small peppers. I'm still amazed that things are growing and bearing fruit in containers. This has become such a fun gardening experience.
These sweet Black Krim tomato babies are getting stronger every day. Some of them are starting to get true leaves which means I'd better get more containers because I want to transplant them as soon as they are strong enough to handle the move. I am so looking forward to these tomatoes. I hope they survive and I hope we get tomatoes from them.
The dwarf lemon tree has so many lemons growing that it needed support not to fall over. So I moved it and several of the flowers to the front of the house and tied the poor dear to the railing.
Here is a close-up of a lemon. They are getting bigger. Yay! In the background of this picture, you can see a landscaping bed. There were a few weeds in that bed, but not much else, so last week, the boys and I put some bean seeds into the ground, just to see what would happen. To our delight, they sprouted. We planted two varieties, one purple and one yellow. I'm thinking of adding some green in another week. If these work out we can have fresh green (and purple and yellow) beans to snack on and cook with and maybe enough to can some dilly beans, too.
If you are interested, I also posted an update on my garlic experiment. I've included a really helpful like for those interested in growing your own garlic.
Put your garden update on your blog and link up over at How Does Your Garden Grow hosted by a High And Noble Calling. Us garden junkies can't wait to read your update!!