Time for another weekly garden update. My sister mentioned to me this morning that I should get a shot of my garden from the guest bathroom. So I did. This is what my back deck looks like. The copper pot in the corner looks so small from the window. As you can see, I started moving some containers that are done.
This evening after dinner I went outside and started cleaning up a bit. I took the plants off my deck that I didn't need anymore and put them with the other pots that are done.
I need to clean this up this week. I'll probably put the dead plants in a trash bag and take them to the dump. Then I'll wash out the containers and put them in the shed.
Oh yes, I also emptied my white potato plant to discover I had 7 potatoes that were ready to be harvested. These were grown from one farmers market white potato that sprouted, that I had saved for this purpose. :)
I have several tomatoes growing in my oops garden. These should be beef stakes.
I noticed this evening while I was digging for potatoes that I have a little baby spaghetti squash. :) YAY
I have a purple pepper growing. Exciting. I still have a bunch of sweet bells and chili peppers coming in too. This is the biggest one so far. :)
I had a visitor to my garden. This wasp drank from my bee water station and flew up on my pepper plant. I didn't get a shot of him on the bee water station but he does like this pepper plant. I figured as long as he leaves me and my good bees alone then he can visit. :)
I picked a red cherry tomato. This was the most perfect little cherry tomato ever and it was oh so sweet. I did put it in my kitchen window to ripen a little more. I ate it earlier today. :)
I have a few cucumbers still growing. This guy might be done growing this week sometime.
I have more eggplants. This will be the next one. There's 2 others coming in too.
I cut off the dead sunflower heads to pull out the seeds for the yellow finches. The smaller head already had some seeds removed by the birds pecking at it.
I picked off the petals and wiped off the pollen till the seeds were all clean.
Then I picked out the seeds and put them on the rail for the birds for the morning. They ate the others so I know they'll eat these too. :)
So here's what my container garden looks like now. :)
My greenhouse came so now my husband and I need to get the area cleaned up, make a concrete floor and assemble the greenhouse. It's going to be a lot of work but it will be worth it.