Growing things

Berries, 31 May 2013
Berries, 31 May 2013

The strawberries have been flowering for about a week now, and the blueberry bush is starting to get its first buds.

Tomatoes and chilies, 31 May 2013
Tomatoes and chilies, 31 May 2013

I can see tiny buds starting on my tomatoes and chilies too.

This weekend I’m going to finally put in some jalapeños, and maybe get some more basil. We’ve been getting a lot of rain the past couple of weeks, and I don’t think I had enough drainage holes in the containers. So I’ll have to fix that this weekend, and see if I might be able to revive them.

One good thing about the rain is that maintaining the garden so far this year has been relatively low maintenance. I think I watered it once last week.

Herbs and Lettuce, 31 May 2013
Herbs and Lettuce, 31 May 2013

Something appears to be eating the lettuce, but the spinach is doing well. The oregano is turning into a giant bush, and I need to weed above the marigolds, but otherwise things are looking good.

While I’m out getting jalapeños, I’ll also look into a wire frame for the snap peas. The plants are getting to big to keep on like that. They’re starting to grab on to whatever is closest. In this case, the lavender.

The columbine is growing like crazy. It looks gorgeous, but I have no idea what to do with it. Recipes welcome.