Time for a quick container garden update (to at least document, once, this summer) and check in on how the various plants are doing (spoilers: they’re okay, for the most part!).
It’s been a hot week, so far, and it makes everyone sleepy, especially the Littlest Gardener.
The peppermint and sweet mint are in some need of a haircut. They’ve completely overrun their containers. The sweet basil is unhappy with the amount of rain that we’ve received; it doesn’t like wet feet very much, and the soil that it’s in retains too much water. I should remedy that. Lastly, the rosemary just had a haircut earlier this week.
The mini bell peppers that are soil-bound are happily producing peppers. One of the orange peppers is fully ripe and will be picked tomorrow.
The Red Beauty peppers, in an earthbox I picked up for $5 at a yard sale, they’ve put on a ton of peppers. Three of them are almost ready for picking. Excited to turn these into burrito filling.
The Aconcagua pepper plant has two awesomely long beauties on there that I, honestly, didn’t realize where there until I took this picture. They’re facing away from the house.
The Cajun Belle pepper that shares the planter with the Aconcagua pepper is stagnant since I picked it up from Lowe’s a few weeks ago. It was probably stunted when I purchased it, which makes me sad because I was really looking forward to trying these peppers.
The Tabasco peppers have put on a load of flowers, in the last week, several of which have turned into fruits. Really looking forward to seeing just how spicy actual Tabasco peppers are.
The centerpiece of the container garden contains two Chinese Five Color peppers and one Fish Pepper plant. The Chinese Five Colors produce beautiful purple peppers to start that turn various colors through its live. The Fish Pepper has variegated leaves and peppers with white stripes. They’re supposed to be mildly spicy, and I’m looking forward to trying them, as well.
Lastly, the experimental Boston Picking cucumber plant, in the Kratky method planter is doing very well. I’m going to need to set up a trellis for it by the end of the week. I’ve been pinning ideas that I need to put together, this weekend to help maximize my future-pickle output.