Thursday, May 8, 2014

What's Growing

Took just a few pictures today of what is growing here at the house. It isn't a whole lot. Since my garden is just totally over grown with vines this year, I have only planted a few things down there. Everything else will be in pots this year. The stuff in pots is growing way better than the stuff in the garden.
There is, however, one thing growing good in the garden and that is the blueberries that I got from the flea market. The pink lemonade ones I planted a few years ago didn't even bloom but the ones from the flea market have berries.



Here are some flowers and in the middle is some chocolate mint. I love the smell of chocolate mint!


Here is the peppermint. I like to keep peppermint around because peppermint tea is so good for coughs but mine had died and I hadn't been able to get more for a couple years now. I could get spearmint but no one had any peppermint This year they finally had it again. Normally I plant it outside but this year I have put it in one of these containers to give it some room to grow and spread but not get out of hand.


Here is one of the monster potato plants. They have grown huge and bloomed. I hope that means they are making nice potatoes for me.


Here is that first cherry tomato plant that I put in the greenhouse. As you can see it has it's first tomato already.  It is only a bit shady in the mornings. Later in the day the greenhouse gets full sun.


Here are the other tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse.


I also planted some Tumbling Tom tomatoes in my hanging baskets on the porch again this year. I just put the seeds right in the hanging baskets so I hope they get going and grow.

This last picture is of the few peaches that are growing on the peach tree this year. I got the tree trimmed late this year so it only produced a few blooms but there are 4 or 5 peaches on it.


12 comments:

  1. My peaches are in bloom right now. Well one peach. The other one is always later.

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    1. I hope this tree does well for me in the future. I have tried to grow a peach tree before and it died.

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  2. Hi Becky, I really enjoy your garden photos. You inspire me to garden more.

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    1. Well, it isn't much. I usually do more but maybe a few good vegetables is better than a whole lot of not so good ones.

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  3. Tomatoes fruiting already? Mine are way off. Likewise the Blueberries - they won't be ready for several weeks. You say you haven't planted much, but then you keep showing all these veg!

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    1. Well I usually plant a lot of stuff in the garden and nothing really grows all that great. I am curious to see if I do better with pots.

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  4. Becky,

    Beautiful garden pictures. Don't you just love it......tomatoes growing already.

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    1. I can't wait for a nice fresh tomato!

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  5. Your plants are really coming on well. Great you have a cherry tomato already. Potato looks really good too.

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    1. I'm not sure if too much top growth on potatoes is a good thing or not but I am hopeful.

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  6. Hi Becky! I think you have a green thumb for container gardening! The plants look so healthy and vigorous! The blueberry looks nice as well! I too, love the smell of chocolate mint! There is some in the yard I need to dig up and when it's mowed, smells delicious! The peaches look very healthy! Mine are small but growing, just like the nectarines. I think you are going to have some nice harvests this year! Thanks for sharing! Happy Mother's Day! Blessings from Bama!

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  7. Hi Becky, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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