Monday, May 30, 2011

Woo! Gardening!

Well folks, the May 2-4 long weekend has come and gone, and I've managed to get a bunch of stuff into the ground.  And in pots.  I may have gone a little overboard.  Here's some photos for you - keep in mind that this is a small backyard plot in the downtown core - it's amazing what you can cram into a space if you try!
These are the 3 pots that are on the steps of the back porch.  The top one has a marigold and some purple lobelia, the middle one has 2 long cayenne pepper plants, and the bottom one contains potatoes.  When I went to check yesterday, the potatoes already had little shoots with baby leaves!!

The strawberry plants are flowering nicely.  I'm not expecting any of these to make it very far into the house when they turn into ripe fruit.  Nothing made it to the kitchen last year.

This is a Corno Di Polo sweet pepper.  It's an Italian heritage shepherd style pepper.  I've never grown this variety before, so it'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
These pots are along the fence near the back of the yard.  From left to right, there's rosemary, thai basil, a pot that's been planted with opal & spicy globe basil seeds, and a pot with pansies, petunias, white lobelia and marigolds.

This is the back corner of the yard where I've got a black plum tomato, underplanted with purple ruffle basil.

Celery, purchased on a whim, and stuck between the red pear cherry tomato and the radish/beet patch.

Hopefully by this weekend, I'll have some better photos of the other plants to share.

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