It feels so good to have everything growing! Check out my little 4’x4′ square! The tomatoes are getting huge!
Here are the jalapeno sprouts, turning into real plants. . . not to mention my brandywine heirloom tomatoes. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into those!
My patio tomato plant already has a green tomato!
The bibb lettuce is starting to look less like sprouts and more like lettuce . . .
Which the bugs obviously see too, because four of my eight look have been munched by roly polys. Yes, they are only supposed to eat dead stuff, but apparently every now and then they get a hankering for new baby plants. I caught them in the act of eating these. They won’t munch the older ones. Thankfully, Mindy suggested diatomaceous earth as an organic pest control. It seems to be working as long as I keep it applied.
And my poor bell peppers . . . I can’t figure out what’s going on with them. They look sad. I can’t find any pests. . . Hoping they will rebound soon.
But my zucchini isn’t sad. I’m counting on this sucker overproducing. I’m rounding up the zucchini recipes in anticipation!
And how beautiful are these? I’ve been clipping them and putting them in a vase every couple of days. They just keep blooming and blooming!
My hanging herb garden is doing really well. Check out the sage!
And the mint is loving it! I keep hacking into it and it just keeps growing back.
The lettuce has seen better days. . . I think the heat got to it. But the thyme and lavender are blooming and doing awesome!
The basil is a little chomped on, but I’m trying diatomaceous earth to fend off whatever is eating it. I need to make pesto. NEED.
And finally, a few new additions. I got these from Spring Hill Nursery because they had a $20 off any order if you enter the coupon code 414217, you just pay shipping. Shipping was $7.95 for me and I paid nothing for the plants. The offer might still be going on, you should check it out. On the left is an olive tree and on the right is a dormant thornless blackberry bush. I’ve got to get a trellis to put in the pot so it will have somewhere to climb!
I love watching my little plants grow. I have a feeling this is the beginning of an addiction. 🙂