Our container garden is going nuts. Well, except for the broccoli. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's too hot, or if we underpotted the broccoli, but it isn't really doing anything. It's growing yes, but no broccoli to speak of. And I understand that after a point it gets too hot for broccoli to grow, so I'm not sure it's going to pan out for us this year.The peppers, however, are a different story, they are thriving. I am probably jinxing myself by saying this, but we've never had a container garden go as well as our is now.
Things at the Community Garden are moving along as well, particularly with a couple of the squash plants and one of our tomato plants. Granted, other peoples gardens (OPG) still seem to be doing better than ours, if you just look at the progress made this week, ours are doing better by leaps and bounds. The two original tomato starts we got from the farmer's market just never took off in the ground, I think they might have gotten something. Basically, they are slowly dying, haven't grown at all, and are taking up space. We are hoping to find some more starts (assuming it's not too late), and pull those out of the ground. A couple of our squash plants don't look like they are doing so hot, and the banana peppers we planted in the ground do not seem to be faring as well as the ones we have in a container.
We have a little work to do in the Community Garden next week. The whole idea of using hay to keep weeds down hasn't really worked out so far, though Brett is wondering if we need a thicker layer of hay. So next weekend, we are going to go down to the garden, remove all the hay, weed with a hoe, work some worm poo fertilizer into the soil, and then spread a really thick layer of hay down.
Check out the container garden:
Don't know if you can tell or not, but there is a little Hungarian Wax pepper peeking out from behind that flower.
Check out all those cayenne peppers.
Container banana pepper.
This Hungarian Wax pepper keeps getting bigger. It looks like it is starting to ripen and will probably be ready to pick in a week or two.
Orange bell pepper.
Apparently we took a few pictures of the banana peppers this weekend.
A little photo shoot of the serrano pepper plant. This thing is loaded with peppers, I hope these three pictures illustrate that.
This is the Super Chile which was covered with blooms last week. They are now all peppers.
And onto the Community Garden:
This is one of the squash plants that isn't doing so hot.
Another one not doing so well.
This Roma tomato plant has a bunch of little tomatoes on it!
This squash plant makes the small banana pepper plant next to it look even smaller than it is!
Update: Kathy took a picture of the CSA she picked up this week in our absence (which was really sweet and awesome of her) so I could put it up on the blog as I usually do. Thanks for picking it up and taking a picture of the veggies Kathy!
I am also happy to report that she and her husband have been enjoying this weeks bounty! They got snow peas!
'Til next time!