Tomatoes, Peppers and an Owl: So here is my current harvest from a first time veggie gardener! According to Georgia gardening groups, it is advised to go ahead and pick green tomatoes since it’s above 85 F consistently (see pale mature green as perfectly shown by the San Marzanos at the top of the photo). Many tomatoes don’t ripen well on the vine when it is so hot and tend to stay green. People say they will ripen inside the house and taste just as yummy. We will see!
The peppers are Italian Pepperoncinis and they say you are supposed to pick them while yellowish green. There is a range of colors above so it will be interesting to see how they do ripening inside!
My bell peppers (nothing to show) have been mostly eaten (there is a hole near the stem in many of them). I think some kind of worm. Organic spray will arrive in a few days. I guess the pepperoncinis were too spicy for them as they left those alone.🥵
I found a feather in my yard too! No worries, I washed it well before taking this picture. I’m thinking Barred Owl or possibly a hawk? (In either case Mina says yikes!).
Thanks to @oaklandcemetery for the fabulous tomato and pepperoncini plants. They’ve all done so well! 😊
This year my brother and I decided to start a backyard garden! We live in Georgia Zone 7 planting. We don’t have the most optimal place to grow but we are making it work the best we can. Lots of trees from the neighbors that cast large shadows. This is my first year gardening and my brother has been doing it for a bit longer. My goal this year is to experiment and learn as much as I can. Comment below your favorite plant in your garden 😁
My peppers are a bit late this year. I always plant from whole fruits that I cut up and stick in the beds, and for some unknown reason I really struggled with germination this year. After three plantings and completely forgetting what seeds went where, my beds and pots are a strange mix of six varieties. #georgiagarden#bellpeppers#backyardpeppers
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6 1091 July, 2020
This was our very first raised bed garden, around the third year of planting. We chose this spot for convenience because it already had most of the fencing up. We knew so little about soil health and giving back to the land, and I zapped it. I mean to tell you that ground was d-e-a-d. So last year we mostly grew in containers while we let this ground recover and let the clover go wild. We decided that this year we would move the raised beds to the area we want them, and, most importantly, we decided that our focus will be on regenerating the land rather than taking until it has no more to give. Gardening is a journey, guys. Not everyone has someone they can glean knowledge from when it comes to finding balance with the land. Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you’re met with love and kindness and all of the answers you could possibly want. 🕉
4 14516 February, 2020
I had a hard time capturing the color of this egg, but it was the deepest teal/green. Such a happy color! I know it feels like the world is off-kilter right now, but I’m going to take joy in the little things. 3 days until spring is officially here!
21 30618 March, 2020
Aren’t seedlings just the happiest sight?
6 13914 March, 2020
This is our first year growing this #purpleladybokchoy from Baker Creek, and I’m already smitten with it! These little seedlings are so neat!
5 11521 October, 2019
Hello, little friend.
21 1812 September, 2019
Seeds never fail to impress me. These Nikko cabbages come from the very first seeds I EVER purchased, more than ten years back. That might not be so impressive if I had known all those years ago how to store seeds properly, but let me tell you that as a new (and naive) gardener, all my first packs of seeds were put through the ringer! They lived in all kinds of unfit places before I learned about proper storage conditions. I truly can’t believe they germinated!
4 13410 November, 2019
I ran out of space in our cold frame after only starting half of our seeds (things that are started anywhere from 8-12 weeks early, like tomatoes, peppers, and some flowers), and then we had a TON of rain and some lows in the 20s. I’m having to wait to start the rest of my seeds (things that are started about 4-6 weeks early like zinnias, cucumbers, and squash) until the weather warms up because we literally have nowhere to put them all. This sounds like a good problem to have, though! One thing I love most about gardening is how every single year is different. This year has been a little tougher to get started, but I’m sure the rewards we reap will be glorious, all the same.
7 10926 February, 2020
Selfie with my BFF. ❤️ Y’all, this guy right here is my soul mate in a dog. These past couple of weeks have been tough trying to work out the new dynamic with the rescue dog entering the picture, and I’m missing the same old same old from before we shook things up! Here’s to figuring it all out, which I’m sure we will soon.
7 11910 February, 2020
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