Here is an update on how my little garden is growing. It has taken me a very long time to get all the plants potted up. I sit on a chair on the front porch, with a pot on a TV tray in front of me, and use a kitchen spoon to fill it with potting soil. So, that plant up there ^^^is a yellow bell pepper. I would say it is about half the size it needs to be to be picked and used in some delicious recipe.
There are three tomatoes on my tomato plant. I can’t wait to pick a juicy red ripe tomato and make a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich! I am so surprised that I have been able to keep these plants alive.
My friend, Polly, and her sweetie came to visit last week. After a lunch of fried catfish and potato salad, we took a drive around the countryside looking for those rambling roses you see on country roadsides. They have a profusion of petite pink blooms. I have been wanting to find some so I can plant them on the bank in front of my house. Well, we found them, and Ken braved the chiggers to get me some cuttings. I put the ends in Rootone and planted them in this little basket. I am hoping to get roots on them in a couple of weeks.
This basil is sooo good. It smells good, and it tastes good. I have cut leaves off twice already to season things I was cooking.
My eggplant is blooming, too. I am going to use these to make eggplant parmesean. It is so good, with mozzarella and some marinara sauce. I also love fried eggplant.
Another bell pepper. I think this one is red or orange. I know it is not a green bell pepper because they didn’t have any when I went to buy my plants. I love to sautee some peppers and onions, and smother some catfish with it.
I thought this one was a brown bell pepper, but when I potted it up, the tag in it said it was purple. So, I guess we’ll see what color they turn out to be. It is flowering now, too, and has a couple of little peppers on it already.
This is my parsley and oregano. It looks a whole lot better in person than it does in this picture. I use them in cooking, and love how fresh parsley smells when I rub it on my hands.
This is Verbena, or as the country folks call it, Sweet William. It blooms all summer and looks so pretty in the little blue basket on my porch rail.
Petunias. Pretty pretty petunias. They grow just about anywhere.
Fabgrandpa’s favorite for the flower garden. They will bloom all summer too. There are two plants in the basket, one with yellow flowers, and one with red. They seem to take turns blooming.
I have only gotten a handful of these sweet red strawberries so far, but don’t they look pretty growing?
The squash has a lot of blossoms on it, but no squashes yet. I am hoping they will grow this week. I planted some Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans in with the squash last week, and it is already several inches tall.
You can barely see the little seedlings, but the swiss chard I planted last week is definitely growing. It may be too late for it, but I’m trying for it anyway.
Lastly, there are the nasturtiums that I planted last week. Did you know you can eat the blossoms of nasturtiums. Good in salads, and a yummy peppery flavor.