Archive for the ‘Berries & Veggies’ Category

Evidence of Bell Pepper

November 7, 2009
bell pepper

The Lone Bell Pepper

There is one spot just outside the labyrinth that became overgrown with weeds.  I had tried to grow some vegetables there, but gave up.  When I cleared out the weeds this week, I found one (only one)  bell pepper.  It’s very encouraging.  Perhaps I will plant again next year.

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Peat Sprouts Pumpkin!

August 5, 2009
Laundry bucket full of peat sprouts pumpkin

Laundry bucket full of peat sprouts pumpkin

This bucket of too-dry peat moss had been left in the path so that it would collect water while the sprinkler watered the Labyrinth Garden.  I had seen a seed mixed in with the dry peat, but thought the seed was a dud.  Apparently not, as I now have a healthy pumpkin plant.  I will need to plant it before too long.

Tomato Ripens

July 11, 2009
My first tomato of the season finally turned red.

My first tomato of the season finally turned red.

A while back I showed you my first tomato.  It finally ripened!  My veggie efforts have mostly fallen flat this year.  I have one surviving tomato plant and two surviving bell pepper plants, and one plant of ford beans.  Not exactly a full harvest.  Maybe next year.

The Promise of Tomatoes

June 17, 2009
Green tomatoes in the Labyrinth Garden

Green tomatoes in the Labyrinth Garden

My tomato plant took its time in creating little tomatoes.  But I finally have a few green ones starting to grow.  Hopefully I will get to eat them before the rabbits do!

Strawberries Ready for Picking

April 21, 2009
Strawberries turning red

Strawberries turning red

My “Berries Galore” everbearing strawberries are turning red, ready to eat!  I grow these in a giant pot that I recycled.  I have to say I can’t particularly recommend this type of strawberry on taste, but it does seem to live through the summer droughts and winter freezes without too much fuss.