Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting Back into the Gardening Grind

With last year's success in tomato-growing, I have decided to expand my horizons. Last year, I had three Better Boy tomato plants going strong, but I didn't just really love that variety. So this year I got what I thought were two Pink Brandywine Heirloom plants, but once I got home I realized the plants bear different leaves (top-right and bottom-left); so presumably, I have one Pink Brandywine Heirloom and one of another variety. 

I also quite like peppers, so I got a Yellow Bell Pepper plant (bottom-right) and a Cubanelle Pepper plant (top-left). I wasn't familiar with Cubanelles when I picked it up, but they're listed as a sweet pepper with some heat, similar to an Anaheims; they're good for roasting, frying, or stuffing.

Fortuitously, it rained the day after the vegetation was planted, aiding their transplantation. In 70-90 days, all of them should be bearing ripe fruit, so I'll be sure to keep you updated.


  1. Can we please have corn, peas, squash and okra next year? :)

    1. Allow me to direct you to your nearest grocer's produce section. You have have those things today, if you like. I, however, have a tiny yard that cannot accommodate your request and house a dog.

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