Howdy to all,
Just wanted to invite y'all to my vegetable patch - I quess I can not really call it a garden as my plants are in containers and scattered around the yard. Much to the annoyance of my most patience wife, I have placed them where they could get the most sunlight - sometimes blocking the light to her flowers, taking up space on the clothes line and hanging in the doorway of the laundry room. Next year I have been giving permission to move it to the roof as long as I do not carry the water up the stairs as it appears to be a bit rickety - a bit like me!
It all started at the back of the house on top of a particleboard storage unit that was against a wall and under a section of the clothes line. But after a couple of years of weathering and one growing season it collapsed so I built another work table in it's place made from metal and plywood. Yeah, I know the plywood will one day fall apart also but since it is bolted in place - it can be replaced easily.
Last year I had my tamater plants on the work table and installed a support system for them on the wall which worked fine because they did not really do well and never got that big.
Not the case this year - the plants out grew the old support system earlier on and I needed to tie them to the clothes line and to the wall.
This is earlier this year at the workbench:
And this is at the workbench as of Feb. 22, 2011:
At the east side of the house:
And the front of the house:
Tamater?? What's that? The Brits call them tomatoes (you have to come up with your own sound effects) and some of my fellow Americans call them tomatoes (again imagime it) but where I come from we call them tamaters! I realise that I have been calling them tomatoes in earlier postings but it was for my international visitors - I didn't want to confuse things too much at first. So, for the correct pronunication of "Tamater" please listem to Tow Mater:
This year I planted four different types of Cherry Tamaters: Sweet 100's, Sugar Sweeties, Gardener's Delight and Juliet Hybrid.
I also planted some normal tamaters. In a panic, because I thought I planted my tamater seeds late, I bought a couple of tamater plants at a shop in Satwa - all I could get out of him were that they are local tomaters. I also planted a Better Boy. They are getting biggger then I thought they would be.
I also planted five different peppers: Yellow, Red, Orange and Green Bell Peppers and Italian Marconi Golden. Here is some more info on all different types of Bell Peppers.
And two types of summer squash: Early Yellow Crookneck and Gold Rush Hybrid.
I have just done a second planting last week. I planted okra, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and a bunch more peppers. More on that soon!
That's a quick tour of my garden patch and what I planted this year. I am still looking for the pictures I took of the squashes in 2010 but no luck yet. Future post will focus on the different things I planted and the results. Thanks for stopping in and having a look at the blog. As always you are welcome to post comments below.
Take care and hope you stop by again.