03 May, 2012

VEGETABLE GARDEN, 10 days later

It's been 10 days since we planted those first few vegetables in the ground... and tiny things are starting to happen! Nothing from the sugar snap peas or carrots, yet, but check out the early growers:

The peppers are getting buds for small, white flowers.

The cherry tomato plants have small, yellow flowers.

And my favorite... the onion bulbs have started to sprout!

Now to find out if flowering on pepper and tomato plants is a good thing or a not so good thing... I have so much to learn.


  1. Wow, so cool. Doesn't gardening just make you feel complete somehow? I mean, you're a mom, so you probably feel a deeper sense of completion through that, but for me gardening is a revelation. :)

  2. It's great, isn't it?

    For the tomatoes it's very important that the leaves don't touch the ground, because they risk getting a moisture illness that way. so when the leaves grow too long, just cut them off, and maybe you can also already start planting a stick next to each plant and at regular intervals bind the stem to the stick, to make sure the plant goes up and will not lay on the ground.
    Oh and if you see new branches growing in the armpits of existing branches, just cut them off, they're no good.

    I'm just writing this out of nostalgia, since now I have an appartment with not even so much as a balcony :)