11 May 2009

April Showers Bring May....Tomatoes and Peppers

I don't know about where you live, but here in the South it has been raining. A lot. And not just here in Alabama~it rained nearly every single day we were in Arkansas, too!

So, needless to say, everything is VERY GREEN everywhere. It does look so pretty, except when you need to mow and it's so soggy that you sink in the lawn! Or when the kids are bouncing off the walls and you really need to send them outside. Immediately.

Oh well, I'm not really complaining because it'll be hot and dry soon and we'll be rationing water. Amazing how fast that can happen.

I was so excited to see how my *patio garden* was doing after being gone for a couple of weeks. Between our friend Britt and all of the rain, they are doing wonderfully! I'm so proud:) I just had to show them off.Look at that tiny little green tomato growing! Isn't it just so cute?! I just love it:)
There are little blooms and even more teeny, tiny green tomatoes growing on all of the plants.

The sweet pepper plants and the jalapenos are loaded with blooms, too. Yea! Can't wait to harvest some of those!

Now, does anyone have any experience in moving with a patio garden?

8 comments:

Betsy said...

Beautiful! I always love to see the buds and fruits coming on! I'm sure the rain helped a lot! Your little container garden is doing well!

Heather and Reese said...

Ooh! Nice! I have just this year planted my first patio vegetable plants- can't really call 2 tomato plants and a garlic a garden, right?- and I'm so excited. I'm a little worried that they won't thrive in this dreary English weather. We'll see. I might need to set up a mini greenhouse.

~Reese

Lora said...

Hey, go ahead and call it a garden, Reese!:) You've got to start somewhere, right? This year: pots on the patio. Next year: raised beds!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We got a lot of rain last week and all the trees leaves came out so green & pretty!

I grow everything in pots ...even a fig tree!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

My first thought when I saw the title of your post was, "What is she going to do when she moves?" I'm no help there. I can only tell you what to box up, and I don't think these would box too well. :)

We've had some rain up here, but we are just starting to green up a little. Some trees have small leaves, and some trees still have buds only. It's just such a brand new thing for me, Lora. I'm such a Southern girl that I'm out of my element. I'm actually wearing a mock turtleneck today! It's May 13th for goodness sakes!

So greening up here, not so much yet, but it's on the way. Before you know it, it's going to be fall. Almost makes me a little giggly. I guess I'll get used to it eventually. I'd never trade the blue skies here though. I know it sounds strange, but they are more blue here than anywhere I've lived before, and now that winter's pretty much over, they are back to that pretty blue.

Lora said...

Pat~
I'm amazed that you have a fig tree in a pot! We have one in our yard here...maybe I should plant a cutting in a pot and take it with me!

Kayren~
That does sound like a long time to wait for Spring! I remember growing up in OH, I can't tell you how many times we woke up to snow flurries on Easter Sundays:)
I'm planning on moving my pots of plants, so hopefully it'll go well. At least it'll be good blog fodder, right?! lol!

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Kari said...

Yum! These look so good, make me want fresh tomatoes! =)