Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Peppers & Garlic
All of the tomato plants have an abundance of fruit except for two. These two are from the seeds I received from Italy at the end of April. Below is a picture of my "Little Helper" helping with the planting of the last tomato plant. He is a big help. He always puts the eggshells in the hole and the ID tag next to the plant. We ran out of room in the garden.......so, the last plant had to go in to a pot. Do you believe that I only paid $9. for that big beautiful flower pot?
That's one big pot for one special tomato!!
These cherry tomatoes have been on the vine for almost a month now......PLEASE GET RIPE!!
This is a cauliflower plant. I break the leaves over the head when it is about ready to be harvested. This bleaches the cauliflower to a nicer white.
This is cauliflower from one of the two plants that really really bolted. I had to pull the plant. As you can see, it was not going to produce a real head of cauliflower, just this button. I did harvest one really nice head of cauliflower so far this week. That picture will be posted on Harvest Monday.
The Paprika pepper plant has nice size peppers on it. This is my first time planting this variety. I plant cayenne peppers, dry them and grind them for cooking. I thought, why not plant paprika and dry and grind that too. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
The garlic bed.
It looks like the balance of the Spanish Roja will be harvested this week. I dug some up this morning. It seems to be a little ahead of the other varieties.