I know this will be utterly fascinating to so many of you... More updates on my pathetic little garden.
Which actually isn't too pathetic these days.
Sure, it's just 2 tomato plants and 2 bell pepper plants. I don't know if I can legally call it a garden or if it's just more of a patch of dirt where I'm growing a few plants.
Now, it is in a brick planter type thing, so that raises it up a couple of feet, but this thing just has to be close to five feet tall (or more).
The sibling plant next to it is not quite as big, but is spreading out more.
You can see at least one of my poor little pepper plants next to it. They seem to be growing taller, but I haven't seen any veggie activity on either of them. I'm still just hoping for the best.
Here's one of my largest tomatoes:
And, a couple of smaller guys:
All together, I counted 15 in various stages of development.
I planted mine a bit late in the season because it was so chilly here, even into May. I waited until after the major frost warnings had passed, so my tomatoes may be later to ripen.
I still keep an eye on them every day and am vigilant about spraying with my sooper secret red pepper and water mixture and also spraying with a water/epsom salt mix.
All the plants have enjoyed a couple of waterings with miracle gro. If I get a few edible fruits from any of these plants, I will be most pleased.
I've heard that there is a "late blight" syndrome hitting many tomatoes this year, but so far, it had not been found in WV. Because of this "late blight" issue, it is speculated that tomato prices will increase significantly.
Considering I paid $2 or $2.50 per plant, I think I'll come out ahead (at least with the 'maters - not so sure about the peppers!).
Fascinating, I know!
Next thing you know, I'm going to be blathering about mending socks in my spare (haha) time. Or, washing out sandwich baggies for 2nd, 3rd and possibly 4th uses.
Somehow I don't think that will fly with the Evil Twin.
He can get behind my money savings schemes unless it involves food and/or items that food touches.
I've already started my tightwad ways again by cutting dryer sheets in half and only using one half per load of laundry.
It's surprising, because I am the "anti-hippie". But, I do love a bargain!