I think I'm in love! With a pepper. The Black Pearl Pepper, to be precise. It has the most beautiful foliage. Behold:
It has the most stunning fluorescent purple flowers. I'd take a close up of the flowers but my camera is being bad- every time I try to zoom the lens, it shuts itself off. Grrr.
But back to J16's Goth Garden... We are discovering that this is definitely a LONG term project. Some things are thriving, others, not so much. And many of the perennial flowers we started from seed won't bloom this year. But here are a few photos.
Little fruit setting on the Litchi Tomato. Prickly!
The seedling Magpie Columbine and the Sweet William are doing well.
The Checkers Poppy- not so much.
And the poor little hollyhocks. They are barely surviving. I hope they grow enough this summer to survive the winter. We had such poor germination that I hope they make it. Some things we will plant again, others Nope.
But now on to the main garden- not KinderGarden stuff.
They look riper than they really are.
But tomorrow! The first tomatoes!!!!!
And yes, those are weeds you see....
Tonight's haul for dinner.
The first pepper of the year:
Volcano- hot hungarian wax.
First cabbage- Red Acre
The carrots are small but tasty. Oh, and I also picked a few fresh herbs for our salads. And...the very last of the broccoli. I'll pull it and the peas this weekend since I have a long holiday weekend.