Pepper Garden Update
Peppers – as received from ChilePlants.com – 4/10/2008
Spacing them out – 4/11/2008
Day 1 – Planted – 4/11/2008
2 weeks later – 5/1/2008
Tomatoes – 5/1/2008
Tomatoes & peppers – 5/8/2008
Superfantastic Tomato – 5/8/2008
Red Savina – 5/1/2008
Red Savina – 5/8/2008
Saturday is gardening day here in TX – and with the exception of last Saturday when I was in California, I’ve been outside tending to the garden as much as I can on the weekends. As you can see from the pictures above, things are growing like crazy. In fact, today I’m going to have to stake the tomato plants in addition to their cages because they are growing so tall the cages aren’t enough to support them. All the tomato plants have fruit on them with the exception of the 4 I recieved from ChilePlants.com – those are taking a bit longer but they did start about 4 weeks later.
The peppers are taking off – I couldn’t believe the difference in the plants in just a week. The habaneros in particular have seem to become a salad fest for a few bugs – so I’m going to use an insecticide soap to see if that helps. No other problems with bids or squirrels (yet). Only found one tomato worm about 2 weeks ago – and I’m happy to see that the beds are actually getting some earthworm activity as well.
Still have not had a water line dug so that there’s a water source nearby – but it’s been raining at least once a week here and when I need to, I’ve been dragging the hose from the front to the back. I’m thinking of waiting on the water line until the fall before I plant the winter crops – that way I can install an entire watering system at the same time. Anyone have experience with those?
Shed in a box – ala Lowes
Spent Sunday getting a shed from Lowes and putting it together. This one is a Duraworx 8×6 model – I was originally going to go for a smaller one as we don’t have that much that needed to be stored, but it’s Texas and bigger is always the better choice. Assembly was easy – about 2.5 hours with 2 people. Only tool required was a drill – providing that your space is already leveled.