Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Balcony garden update — pea flowers, tomatoes, peppers

The snow peas are blooming. I just love their little pink flowers!

When they outgrew their stakes they started weaving their tendrils into the back of the chair. So, I don't have to worry about building another trellis, but I can't move the chair.

The garden peas are moving quickly. I just harvested a couple pods this morning and ate the peas raw. They were so cool and sweet. I hope a good bunch of them will ripen at the same time, so I can have a bowl of fresh, steamed peas with butter and salt. Mmmmm.

And I noticed I have a few tiny baby tomatoes!

The Anaheim pepper isn't looking that great. It's dropping blooms — a problem I had with all my peppers last year except for the Anaheim. It may be because of the extremely high temperatures (highs in the upper 90s) we had Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It ought to send out more flowers if the temperature evens out. Just to be sure, I watered it with a solution of Epsom salt; I guess sometimes they like a bit extra magnesium.

I haven't had any problems with the bell peppers or this Garden Salsa pepper — it even has 3 little peppers growing already.


  1. Looks like you are well on your way to a harvest soon. I have barely even been able to harvest spinach. My peas just started to bloom over the weekend. The tomatoes are still little guys - except the 6 I bravely planted out before the beginning of May. They are almost big enough to flower.
    I have been having a lot of trouble with my peppers. Even if I can manage to keep the rabbits off them, they still are very slow going.

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