I might’ve mentioned our garden. If you count a few pots of herbs and a couple of topsy-turveys – then, yeah, we have our garden this year.
Last year, we grew herbs. And did ok with them. This year, we planted herbs, AND, tomatoes & peppers. The tomatoes and peppers are in the topsy turveys. One topsy turvey has cherry and big boy tomatoes. I don’t remember which plant is which. The other topsy turvey has red bell peppers and hot chili peppers.
And I’d say, we’re doing pretty well this year. The herbs are taking off! In fact, I probably need to cut & freeze some basil, as it’s just growing like crazy!
Even crazier – is how the tomatoes and peppers are growing! The chili peppers flowered first – however, they are taking their sweet (uh, hot, since they’re not sweet peppers!) time growing in. The bell peppers, on the other hand, are doing well. We go outside every morning to see how big the pepper has gotten! This picture is from yesterday – so far, we have one pepper that’s pretty big – relatively speaking! And I can see a couple others that are beginnig to form.
As for the tomatoes – those started flowering a while ago, but we had not seen any fruit. For a while, each plant had only flowers. All of a sudden, on Sunday morning, I saw two tiny tomatoes on one of the plants! And I don’t remember which plant, but one of them has a second set of flowers. This is all very exciting to us, as we added the tomatoes and peppers this year.
We were at my in-laws for Father’s day – and got to see their tomatoes. My mother-in-law planted 5 or 6 huge pots, had the stakes and everything. She also has a topsy turvey growing, too. Let me tell ya – those tomato plants are HUGE! They have grown SO tall and have so many tomatoes on them! I think next year, that’s how we’re doing our tomatoes! I’m sure we’ll plant other fruits and vegetables next year – just slowly adding to our garden!
For now, here’s what we’ve got