Wow it has been a hot second since I have blogged about my gardens! I post pictures all the time on Facebook and Instagram, but never on here!
This year's garden! I planted when we got back from Seattle over Spring Break (March 19th). The weather was milder and cooler, which I think has helped.
In the right bed this year I have:
Buttercrisp lettuce- an experiment of mine to see if it would grow. It is doing well and I recommend it, it has a nice mild flavor.
Slicer Tomatoes- I normally get Roma's, however there were none left at the nursery.
Tam Jalapeno- not sure what the difference is of yet with them, but they are growing nicely.
Ghost Pepper- I saved seeds from all my peppers last year and grew the first plant from seed. Sadly it was not doing well so I replaced it with an established plant.
2 Gypsy Peppers- I grew these from seeds. One was replaced with another seedling I grew that was doing better.
Dill- I got to have dill for pickle making!
Straight 8 Cucumbers- on a trellis is the only way to go!
In the left bed I have:
2 Habanero- last year we did not have good luck with them after the 1st plants died. This year so far so good. They were the first peppers to grow buds.
Sweet Chelsea cherry tomatoes- I put these on a trellis and from now on I think I'll do that! Since these cherry tomatoes ALWAYS outgrow their cage, this is a better option.
Jalapeno- I got an extra jalapeno plant from my mom, I figured why not.
2 Scotch Bonnets- I grew these from seeds from last year's plants. I had to replace the first couple I planted with seedlings that grew better that I had. I decided to plant 3 just to make sure they'd make.
We like to make a mango scotch bonnet hot sauce that makes a fantastic marinade on chicken.
1 reaper- Ms. Carolina is back this year! We made hot honey last year with a pepper. It's basically infusing honey with a reaper pepper.
Yellow Squash- It has been a few years since I tried squash. In year's previous I have gotten vine borers that kill my squash. This year I decided to cage it- keeping the leaves off the ground and so far *knocks on wood* it has done fantastic! The leaves are bigger than my hand and the plant is very tall! Today (5/1) I picked my first squash!