Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How does your garden grow?

Our garden is coming along nicely. I got started late with the sugar snap peas, but it looks like we will still be able to get a decent harvest before it gets too hot.
The banana peppers are coming along, but I was misinformed about their size. I pulled one off because I thought they were supposed to be small. It turns out that the variety I bought makes tons of 8 inch banana shaped peppers on a miniature 20 inch height plant.
I have 5 tomato plants this year. 3 store bought: an Arkansas Traveler (which is supposed to tolerate extreme heat and is currently only in the flowering stage), a sweet grape, which is doing well as always, and a dwarf patio variety of some sort (which I have in a container). The other two were planted later and I grew them from seed. They are about to start flowering now. They will produce surprise tomatoes because of all the seeds I planted (for fun to see which would actually grow), the labels were lost long ago. They could be Santa Sweets, Sweet 100, Better Boy, or one of 2 rare heirloom varieties.

Other things currently in the garden which are starting to come up from the soil: pumpkin, cucumber, and watermelon. Today I added 2 yellow squash plants, and some zucchini seeds. I have a little space left for something low growing in the front of the beds, but haven't found anything to fit the bill for that space yet.


Lelani said...

nice plants! I have one tomato plant in a pot. that's it. lol so when it's too hot, things don't grow?

Erika said...

When it's too hot tomatoes can't pollinate and make fruit. In Houston we are supposed to grow tomatoes in 2 seasons one in the spring and one in the fall.

Mary said...

I think your garden looks really nice. You've done a great job with it. You must have a "green thumb". This is your husband's mother writing this by the way. I am on M&M's computer.