Believe it or not, this is my 100th post. Thank you for reading. Thank you for helping. I ask questions from you all on a regular basis and you are a fountain of knowledge and wisdom.
So thank you.
I was originally planning to install two new 4 x 4 beds, however… for just a little more money I could install 4 x 8 beds… and it would look more consistent with the rest of the garden. So, three of my boys helped me last night and we got one assembled. We went with weed fabric this time since I have had such an issue with the grass in the beds where we did the newspaper and cardboard. I’m under no delusions that this will stop the impenetrable forces of bermuda, but it’s worth a shot. I went for the premium, double thick stuff. It’s a slim hope, but still hope.
Okay, so am I crazy, or is this an apple forming?
Bell peppers were planted in abundance, and had a good germination rate. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of any of them, so… we’re going to have a lot of bell peppers, which is good because we eat a lot of them.
Jalepenos are coming along nicely. My wife has been making a lot more salsa lately so I’m interested to see how the home grown jalapenos change up the taste. The home grown cilantro made a WORLD of difference.
I’m having mixed results with the desert kings this year. I decided to grow less of them in favor of more variety and I have several but they are more spread out in a couple of different spots. Still, I love these things. Such a great plant and a great melon.
I missed the pablanos in my earlier post this week, so I got some yesterday. This particular plant is doing well with three. I’ve seen at least three other peppers growing on different ones in the beds and in the pots. I call them chili rellenos in waiting.
The pepper plants are perking up a bit after the sprinkle of my organic fertilizer mix. I’ll probably do it again in a couple of weeks. I wish I would have built the soil in the beds better. The beds I’m putting in now will have a very good mix. Lesson learned.
It’s nice to see peppers and tomatoes living in harmony.
Finally, the cucumbers have decided that they DO want to grow this year. I’m very pleased about that. Pickles here I come! A couple are even getting some blossoms. I’d love to see these climbing up the trellis.
I hope you all have a very blessed weekend! I hope you are blessed with plenty of sunshine and some great garden moments.
Thanks for reading.