Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 2, 2015

Beautiful stretch of weather we are having, highs in the 80s,  lows in the 60s and sunny! Expecting rain this week, we broke a record for monthly rainfall in April and May is our wettest month here in North Texas.

Indigo Rose tomato plant not as big as the Black Krims but already has fruit where the Krims do not :

The Black Cherry tomato seedlings are doing nicely, may try and dig a couple out for a friend rather than just toss them when thinning :
Several JalapeƱos growing,  no fruit yet on the Gypsy peppers or the Purple Bell :

JalapeƱos are on the left, Gypsy pepper in the back and front right is the Purple Bell.

Have been checking the eggplants for bugs, found a couple of green aphids, sprinkled with Sevin dust again. This plant seems less robust than the other one:

Love the purple veins in the green leaves! If I don't have any success this year I probably won't grow them again.

This is my combo herb pot with chives, sage, lavender and rosemary :
It's hard to get the whole thing in a picture!

Cardinal Climbers should be ready to start climbing soon!
That's about all for now, hope your gardens are all doing well and you are enjoying some beautiful Spring weather!

April 27, 2015

Enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio this afternoon  after a restless and stormy night! the really severe weather was just to the south of my location in DFW but it was still a lot of thunder and lightning in our area didn't get much sleep! Picked up about a quarter of an inch of rain and a little more
expected this evening along with cooler temps, highs only in the 60s tomorrow! Okay, back to my garden....

Was highly dissapointed to see THIS this morning :
That's an eggplant blossom that dropped off the plant after blooming, same problem I had last year! I am trying not to get too excited about it dropping off since I was long in getting it potted, thinking maybe that contributed to it dropping. I did notice a few aphids on the undersides of the leaves on this one  but not the other one so I sprinkled a little more Sevin dust on and around it. I do have Neem oil on standby if needed. Will be happy to entertain any solutions from the audience!

Black Cherry tomato seeds are coming up as well as the Lemongrass seeds :

Indigo Rose tomatoes coming along nicely!
The Black Krims have blossoms but no signs of fruit yet
My pink butterfly something or other is blooming,  I can't remember the exact name of it
Lots of lovely blooms on the Calamondin orange tree, they smell so good !
The Glads are really shooting up, looks like 11 of the 12 bulbs have come up