I've spent what is looking to be a gloomy Sunday morning listening to jazz and enjoying coffee, that has brightened the day quite a bit. Anybody out there like the Modern Jazz Quartet? They do my very favorite jazz song, Blues in A Minor. They don't make music like they used to.....
Anyways, we put our starts in the ground yesterday. It turned out to be quite a muddy affair as it rained most of the week after the garden was tilled, but we made it work.
The weather decided to, of course, take a turn for the worse after we put our plants in the ground, since then it has been raining and very windy. I'm a bit concerned about the plants, but what can we do now? I guess they'll have to be able to take wind and rain if they hope to survive, right? We planted them really deep, so hopefully that helped. We'll be going to check on them a little later today. We might not have a garden anymore. :-( It must be a mighty stressful profession, being a farmer, with your livelihood at the whim of Mother Nature.
We also got our pepper starts this week. We're going to have to make a trip to the store to get some terra cotta pots, organic potting mix and worm 'casings' (worm poo - hehe) early this week so we can transplant them. One of the starts we have already has a bloom on it!
Check out the community garden:
I owe much gratitude to my coworker Ann, who so kindly donated some garden implements to our community garden. It was such a nice thing to do, as our gardens are humble, rely on donations and the kindness of people like her. Brett and I are especially grateful as we didn't have any gardening implements at all (unless you count gardening gloves). Thanks Ann! I'm sure everyone at the garden appreciates it.
This is me in the garden. Don't know if you can tell or not, but I'm covered in mud. :-)
The broccoli is going wild!
The chard is too!
(I apologize for some of the pictures of the peppers, it's really cloudy today so the lighting made for poor pictures.)
Habanero. It's looking good and I think the aphid situation is finally coming under control.
This is something called a "Super Chile", it's a very hot, long red pepper that is apparently suited to Missouri's climate.
Hot banana peppers. When we were picking out starts, Brett informed me that he prefers the hot banana peppers to the sweet ones. Who am I to deny him his spice?
Chocolate sweet pepper.
Long red cayenne pepper.
Hungarian wax pepper. (I was really excited to find this one!)
The Hungarian wax already has a bloom on it!
The serrano is starting to develop some buds as are the rest of the pepper starts. We kept a serrano pepper and a couple New Mexican Chile starts we started from seed just in case they get big enough to fruit this summer. I forgot to take pictures of them, but slowly but surely they are growing, getting new leaves and so one.
Anyways, I will try post about a fusion quesadilla I made last night if I have time later today.
'Til next time!