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|New to Indoor Gardening/Harvesting||Ginger||1 day 20 hours ago||view||
Welcome, CherryO. :)
|Trouble with seed pods & plants; nutrient timer||Ginger||1 month 4 days ago||view||
Sorry to hear you've had such trouble, zoolady. And welcome to the forum.
|Outdoor Berries 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
The strawberry plants are happy this year! Getting bigger berries, and more of them. Not as sweet in the heat.
|Outdoor Flowers 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Not many pansies left, but lots of lovely volunteer flowers filling in - hollyhock, many calibrachoa, a couple vinca, plus the impatiens and gazanias I grew from seed, and a few things I bought. This year's hollyhock is shell pink again. Getting compliments on the flowers. The middle of the garden bed still looks a bit barren from the pea season's end a couple weeks ago.
|Outdoor Cucumbers and Beans 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Got first cuke this week! :) It was a tsuyataro. I'd always wondered, and now I'm sure. Tsuyataro fruit is more yellow and sweeter than summerdance. (I prefer summerdance, and it yields like crazy.) May harvest a second one tonight from one of the "burpless" (but otherwise unspecified) plants I bought as backup from the nursery. At the moment I have seven plants, 3 in a growbag and 4 in the ground. I might cut a couple.
Oh, didn't take a picture, but I harvested 4 beans today too. The beans won't amount to much, though there is one pole bean on the cucumber tower that hasn't gotten started yet.
|Outdoor Eggplant 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Harvested a couple eggplant this week - my first for the year. They were excellent. Sauteed in garlic and olive oil and put on pizza. :)
Maybe the July heat, maybe the pepper fertilizer, but this plant has definitely gotten happier.
|Indoor/Outdoor Tomatoes 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
July 22nd and I've only eaten fruit from two tomato plants so far -- artisan tiger stripe, and juliet. I could have eaten the artisan sooner if I'd realized quicker I'd gotten the green variety this year. Very sweet and fruity, and the stripes get ever so slightly golden when ripe. Hard to spot the ripe ones. At the first juliets today, because they came off the plant when I tested them.
|Outdoor Peppers 2017||Ginger||2 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Lots of peppers ripening now. :) More from the early plants, but ripening from the main-season plants as well. Very weird weather, when the peppers are ahead of most of the tomatoes.
Not tracking harvests this year. The peppers pictured are yummy, carmen, lunchbox red, orange, and gold (I think), and the big guy is a costa rican. One each of carmen, yummy, and costa rican were the early indoor/outdoor plants (February start).
|Keep the updates coming||Ginger||3 months 1 week ago||view||
:) I'd like to update more, Funpilot, just crazy busy. Hopefully after book launch...
|Outdoor Berries 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Well, they weren't big berries, but we enjoyed the first flush of strawberries. And the volunteer wild raspberries will bear fruit this year for a change.
|Outdoor Eggplant 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
The eggplant had a lovely flower already, but that one failed. Further buds under development. Happy little plant, finally getting warm enough.
|Outdoor Peppers 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Yeah, those advanced fruit from a month ago? Still haven't ripened. All is pokey on the pepper front, though the elder three plants have quite a bit of fruit on them. (They're the tallest three in the driveway pots.)
|Outdoor Cucumbers and Beans 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
It's been a rough spring for everything, but really rough for beans and cukes. Too cold, too wet, too many leafhoppers.
|Indoor/Outdoor Tomatoes 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
Tomato plants all thriving and setting fruit. The tiger stripe will clearly be first ripe fruit of the season, maybe 1-2 weeks yet, with the younger Juliet maybe a week behind. The new variety this year, Park's Whopper CR Improved, has a smaller plant, but faster fruit development so far, than Buck's County, its age and pot-mate. The youngest plant, the topsy-turvy Fantastico, has bigger fruit than the laggard, the Super-Tasty.
|Outdoor Flowers 2017||Ginger||3 months 3 weeks ago||view||
It's been a rough season. But the pansies are still going. The volunteer calibrachoa have started to bloom. A volunteer hollyhock will apparently be shell pink again (hasn't bloomed yet).