Sunday, May 17, 2009

First Okra 2009

I'll be firing up the grill in a day or so, as our okra has started coming in. Most of the Clemson Spineless plants have pods, with the first few now obtaining a harvestable length. In comparison, the Emerald and Cajun Delight varieties are growing very slowly. They appear to be several weeks away from producing any pods.

Clemson Spineless Okra 2009

Here are a few more pictures of the garden's progress:


Early Sunglow Corn and Peanut Plants

Gold Nugget Cherry Tomatoes

Monday, May 4, 2009

First Tomato of 2009!

Yesterday, our "Patio" plant produced our first ripe tomato of the year. It wasn't huge, but it was very red and tasted great.

Garden Update

Despite what's seemed like never ending 30+ mph (48+ km) winds this Spring, the container garden is doing ok. The tomato plants are all up in the three-foot range and are putting on quite a few little tomatoes. Our okra and cucumber plants are growing super quickly now that the daily high temperatures are consistently breaking 80 (26.6 c). The corn--a new experiment this year--is racing up as well. All of our various beans and the peanut plants are hanging in, but struggling a bit. Here are a few pictures:

A few of the tomato plants

Silvery Fir Tree tomato plant

A couple of the Clemson Spineless okra plants

Corn plants with peanut plants in the foreground