Garden Pics…

Garden Pics…

Some pics from my veggie garden thus far:

The biggest Ace Tomato plant:
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Grape Tomato:
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There are also about 5 Early Girl Tomato plants doing variably well. A few of them also have their first flowers.

Green Bell just produced a bud, and the other one is doing just as well:
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Something’s going after the chile plants (jalepeno, poblano, and serrano), nibbling on the leaves. Not sure what yet. My best guess is carpenter bees, only they’re supposed to make perfectly circular cuts in the leaves, not erratic like these:
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Red Bell Peppers are a bit stunted, though one of the has really begun to take off. I hear they prefer warm days and nights, so I think they’re finally coming into their own.
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Summer Squash is happy (cantelope, watermelon, and zuccini are a bit smaller than this):
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Pumpkin too:
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The first of the Green Beans (bush blue lake) are pushing through:
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Eggplant. I don’t even like eggplant.
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One of the Hopi Black-Dye Sunflower seedlings coming up. There’s 9 of em in all, so far. I planted them as a kind of shade-screen to protect the cucumbers and eggplant from the mid-day sun. My hope is that by the time it gets really hot here, the sunflowers will be tall enough to shade everyone. But, for now, they’re just cute lil’ babies:
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Black-eyed peas (native var.) should be popping up any day now. I was tilling the top inch or so of these beds yesterday and found a shoot about to tear through. There are two rows like this:
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The nursery under the orange tree:
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Surrounding the orange tree in a raised bed I planted Cosmos, Nasturium, various kinds of Marigolds, and German Chamomile, which are all supposed to benefit my garden by detering unwanted insects and attracting benefitial ones:
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By the carport, we have French Silver Lavender (which takes ALOT of water):
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and Culinary/Common Sage:
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I had to dismantle much of my little herb garden and put it in pots, since it wasn’t getting enough sun where it was at.

You haven’t lived until you smelled orange blossoms:
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Much more, but that’s all for now!

two-parter

two-parter

Temptation!

Temptation!

Nasturtium – Alaska Mixed (flowering herb that taste peppery)

Nasturtium – Alaska Mixed (flowering herb that taste peppery)

What’s this on my plant?

What’s this on my plant?

Happy Beltane!

Happy Beltane!

On-Campus Housing!

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