Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Growing Things....

Yes, I know I haven't posted lately. And yes, I know that I haven't wrapped up camp.

But life does seem to be moving on quickly, and now that we're home, we're busily catching up and revisiting all the things that we left behind for two weeks! When I left, these cute tomatoes were not even in existence! And now...look at them...


And there were super-tiny pepper buds but now there's this really long pepper!

(Actually, does anyone know -- this is a "Red Chili Pepper" plant -- is it going to turn red on the vine?)

It's pretty amazing that this little garden is growing without much assistance from me. We've been watering it (okay, my mother-in-law and God watered while we were gone) and I staked the plants, but I wouldn't say that I've done much else. Maybe it's time to mulch? But I do think that leaving it alone works for me. Or maybe I'm just lucky!? Who knows....

I'm already planning next year's garden. Maybe we should eat some tomatoes first.

14 comments:

Leora said...

Your veggies look loved. They knew you were coming back from camp and couldn't wait to show off their pretty selves.

Vered said...

I don't know anything about gardening, but these look GREAT!

queenoftheclick said...

The peppers look delicious.

Hadias said...

You sure have a green thumb. Great photos.

Juggling Frogs said...

I love your container garden! We, too, have been gardening in containers this summer, but have yet to harvest our first tomato.

May your harvest be bountiful, delicious, and long!

Fuschia said...

I'm planning a Square Foot Garden for mext spring...actually I'm going to cheat and plant a few fall cropos since we live in Florida.
Your peppers look fantastic!!

Carol said...

Makes me want to do a garden!

Head Gaggler said...

Great looking crop you have there. I think I will plant one next year too.

Daisy K said...

Your garden looks great!! Planning ahead is a great idea!! You can actually add a few summer items in there very soon while other plants are still growing! Your peppers are a great size!! I wouldn't be surprised if it turns red on you in the next few days!!
Good luck with your garden!!

Mike said...

I always respect anyone who can grow vegetables. I'm not a green thumb. I'm more like a sore thumb.


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Ilanna said...

if it helps - all of my color changing peppers change color on the vine - i've had habaneros, serranos, and carmens and they all go read on the vine - but you want to be careful - as they start to get close to being OVER ripe then - you can also ripen them off the vine, and for that matter - eat them green. :) I also - don't do anything but occasionally water, no mulching - though i do pull the occasional big weed.
Enjoy!!
(p.s. if you like peppers and grow them a lot - especially like chiles for seasonings - a dehydrator is a GREAT investment... :) )

the planet of janet said...

oooh, your garden is growing. ours is too. it's ... it's ... like a miracle!!! :-)

momof4sweetsisters said...

Yes, They do turn red on the vine. Your tomatoes look lovely!

melody is slurping life said...

How funny that you asked if the red (but currently green) pepper would turn red on the vine...I have some and was wondering the same thing. And a mockingbird is pecking holes in my tomatoes to get seeds and feed her babies.

I understand the busyness, you know we'll keep checking back for you. :) And thank you for commenting on my Tues 5MFSN post.