Saturday, April 30, 2011

Someone else likes the garden

I forgot to mention that Joey loves the garden too!  I can't leave him out there by himself for a long period because he will eat my plants.  I've caught him licking the leaves and even just holding the leaves in his mouth.  He's so silly.  Obviously, these pictures were taken before the storms.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I'm so excited for the balcony garden!
We have red tomatoes!  One is about ready to be picked and one that will be picked in just a few more days.  We also have a 3 green tomatoes!  I'm so excited!  I didn't know if  i could grow tomatoes in a pot and I have!  Yay!!

I don't have any peppers just yet but the plant has grown quite a bit.

As far as the gerber daises go...they are no more.  Matthew wanted to zip tie the containers to the balcony to ensure that they don't fall onto the sunbathers down by the pool.  We have had some CRAZY weather lately.  It has been incredibly windy (so windy that I feel like I'm back in Lubbock) and some pretty bad hail storms.  I was able to bring the tomatoes and peppers in but the daises were left out on their own.  They didn't survive.  

I don't know if i want to replace them or not.  I might decide to turn the pots around so they're hanging over our floor instead of the pool.  That way they don't have to be zip tied to the balcony and we can bring them in during the storms.  

I can't wait until I have a house and have my own vegetable garden.  I would love to grow cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, zucchini, potatoes, onions, garlic, basic herbs, and maybe even a lemon tree!