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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Garden Update - Pretty much done planting!

So, I got home from the beach this afternoon and headed straight out to the garden!  I'd brought my peppers home from work, and it was time to put them in the ground!  Here many of them are in "Raised Bed #3", along with one jelly bean tomato, an eggplant, some Mississippi Silver Cowpeas (5 of them), and a variety of companion plants (basil, chives, oregano, parsley, white geranium, rosemary, and marigolds).

Here is my completed container garden - buckets from left to right are two jellybean (grape sized) tomatoes, 1 eggplant, and 2 cherry tomatoes (Super Sweet 100).  Plastic pots are 4 hot peppers - jalapeno, serrano, habanero, and anaheim chili, plus a bell pepper (California Wonder).  The sides of this "bed" are some of the leftover wood from last year's garden beds that were dismantled, and the green stuff you see in there is just trimmings from the Arborvitea that line or property behind them.

Leftovers from the planting - some tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, and one cowpea.

And yes, I'm doing the Topsy Turvy Tomato again, this one has a roma in it. I have a few more on the way that I ordered from either Woot or 1SaleADay, and I'll probably put Celebrity Tomatoes in those and hang them from the shed.


  1. Do you have any trouble with the hot peppers cross pollinating with the green bells? I have lots of bells in the yard, and had heard that the hot peppers will cross pollinate with the bells and make them taste hot. I don't want to do that, but it would be easier to just plant them in the yard than in a plant by themselves.

  2. I've never had bell peppers and hot peppers close to each other like I do this year.. so I've never had the problem before but that doesn't mean I won't :)