Everything looks fantastic!!!
Thank you, Toni!
Flowers can be so suspenseful because you just know what's coming after them. They're beautiful. Send that bee my way! I haven't seen any yet.
Nice Granny, Your jalapeno & cilantro look great. My two jalapeno plants do not look very happy and my cilantro is not growing all that well. I gave my sister-in law some cilatro and hers looks great. I think that I'm going to plant some in a container.
Beautiful! Looks like Mr. Granny is going to have a lot of tomatoes by the looks of all of those blossoms! I really like the picture with the bee in it. I hope to see some of those soon, they just haven't been around.
I just had to pull a gorgeous 4 ft tall flowering parsley of mine since it had blown over - I love just sitting on the edge of the raised bed with my dill and cilantro when it flowers, it smells so good and is so beautiful, it's easy to understand why the butterflies and caterpillars love it so much! Ok, I need to stop typing and go check out one of my tomatoes NOW before it gets 95 degrees, LOL....
So pretty, you'd never know you weren't getting the heat you want.
Nice pics Gran! I do have a question for you though. Do you pinch off the flowers on your Jalapeno and peppers to let the plants put more energy into sizing up at this point? Do do you just let it set fruit this early?
yummyyyyyy... i always find it amazing how much further ahead your garden is, even though i'm on the west coast and 'should' be more ahead since we had such a mild winter.... momma nature is a trickster!
Ha! AG....you suspect Thomas of using seed catalog pics....I'm beginning to wonder about you too LOL! Seriously, those are some beautiful plants... : ) I take it your weather is improving?
Ribbit and Megan, we seem to have a lot of bees this year, unlike past years. Maybe it's the rain. I blame everything on the rain now, whether it's good or bad.********Robin and Erin, that cilantro is in a pot, and was planted last winter in AZ. I did have to tie it up last week, the rain was making it so heavy it was flopping a bit. I should get it out of the main garden before it seeds itself everywhere, but it's so pretty to look at, and the bees really seem to like it. Maybe I can get Mr. Granny to help me move it today.********The Mom, we are now up to the low 70s, still 12-15 degrees below our normal temperatures, and still raining every day. It poured again last night. The editorial in today's newspaper is even all about the rain we're getting.********Thomas, I NEVER pinch anything! NEVER! Oh, the lower leaves on my tomatoes, and the runners on my strawberries, but never any flowers that may set fruit. I was looking at my dwarf tomatoes yesterday, and all the suckers had buds. If I'd pinched out those suckers, just look at how many tomatoes I'd have lost. I figure if the plant can't bear the fruit, it will drop the blossoms on its own. ********Roasted Garlicious, with all this moisture, I am learning about slug damage. I normally don't have a lot of that in our dry part of the state, but the little buggers are out in full force this year.********Sunny, just a little bit warmer (not much though), but still just as wet. Forecast is for rain every day this week, but with temps going up 2-4 degrees. Fungus inducing weather :-(
TTF, I hope so. Last year my jalapenos were sweeter than my sweet bells! This year I'm going to treat them rough...grown in pots in regular soil, no fertilizer, watered only when bone dry. Maybe I'll get some heat in them.
The Gartenperle reminds me of a Tumbling Tom tomato. I love the Thyme picture...good shot, my favorite type of hunting these days is done with a camera.:) I sure hope my jalepenos do not end up being sweet...we are growing them for the first time this year. Can you explain more about treating them rough? Does that help them to heat up? Thanks Granny!
Wow, Granny, your garden is so lovely! I'm especially jealous of your beautiful young broccoli -- as all of mine bolted last week in the extreme heat. :(
Mr. H., last year my "Tumbling Tom", seeds from wintersown.org, turned out to be a huge, plain cherry tomato. I was disappointed it wasn't small and tumbling at all. Gartenperle seems to be doing it's thing properly.The jalapenos I grew in the garden last year were sweet as sugar, both in the green and red stages of growth. They tasted delicious, sweet enough to put in salads and regular stir fries, and not a bit of heat to them, not even in the seeds and membrane. The same seeds, grown in a pot of regular garden soil and sitting away from the automatic sprinkler so that I had to remember to water them when they drooped, were nice and hot. I contacted the seed provider, Ohio Heirloom Seeds (I highly recommend them) and they did some asking around about the problem and got right back to me. My soil was too rich and moist. Grow in poorer soil, and only water when they are dry. That's why all of my hot peppers are in pots next to the garden shed this year. Of course, they have been very well watered up to this point, but I can blame that on the rain.
Meredith, yesterday was the first sign of the broccoli heading, and we're not expecting to get out of the 70s for at least another week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll get a broccoli harvest!
Looks good. Can't wait for fresh broccoli again!
No flower is finer than one that goes on to produce food. :D