Archive for June, 2008

Pepper Plants-Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Kung Pao, etc

Peppers147days06-22-08

 Peppers 147 days

I just wanted to show a picture of some of my peppers I’ve been growing. They’ve taken awhile to get to fruit but I think it’s well worth it. My only regret this year is that I didn’t grow more bell peppers. Next year, I’ll plant twice as many seeds I did this year so I’ll be sure to have plenty of bell peppers. Lately, my DH and I have really liked roasted bell peppers on anything! They are wonderful on top of crusty bread!! Here are some other pics of my many pepper plants

BellPepper134days06-09-08

 Bell Pepper 134 days

 Numexbigjimpepperplant57days04-24-08

Numex Big Jim Pepper Plant 57 days

KungPaoPepperPlant133days06-09-08

Kung Pao Pepper Plant 133days 06-09-08

Jalapeno133days06-09-08

Jalapeno 133days 06-09-08

 I’m also growing some fish peppers and some other peppers I forgot the names of. I can’t wait to see the fish peppers. I’ve heard they are pretty colors and stripes. Can’t wait til harvest time!

 

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Seeds I Started Today

Here’s a picture of our new yellow labrador retriever puppy, Casey

Today, I decided to do some gardening in our new home. I moved my garden shelves to the back yard and set up some plants on them. Since we got our new puppy, Casey, he’s been devouring and destroying any plants that sit on the ground so I desparately needed to get them away from his reach.

I also decided to plant some more seeds today. Now that we have a new house with a new yard, I asked myself “why not start planting now?”. I was thinking that it was too hot to plant seeds but I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s what I planted today:

  • Swiss chard-bright lights
  • Cilantro
  • Radish-sparkler white tip
  • Cucumber-marketmore
  • Beans-contender (bush variety)
  • Beans-top crop
  • Beans-purple pod
  • Brussel sprouts-catskill
  • Spinach-bloomingsdale long standing
  • Squash-straightneck early yellow

 Well, that’s all for now. Happy gardening everyone!

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Growing Garlic in a Container

Garlic Plants 199 days 05-27-08

The garlic I started in November (around 7 months) is slowly dieing back. I dug a couple inches down to the bulbs and I can feel it. It feels big and bulby. I think it needs a little more time in the sun. I saw on Martha Stewart when they had the garlic expert on TV that it takes 9 months for garlic to mature and I still have 2 months left before it ripes.

The way I did it was I got a big container and put the bulbs 4 inches deep. I water it and just wait…and wait…and wait.

I’ve heard elsewhere that when the leaves on garlic die back, that it is ready but I disagree. I think the longer I have it in the soil the bigger the bulb gets. Well, I guess that’s all for now. I still have more packing before our big move to our very first place! Yippee.

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