Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Figs, Peanuts, and a Slightly-Orange Tomato

To my shock and amazement, two of the peanut plants have flowered. I will be watching them closely to see if they do much more:

We also have 4 baby figs on the fig bush:
And one slightly orange cherry tomato. I think this is the earliest we've had tomatoes ripen here. I didn't take a picture, you'll just have to use your imagination.


Angie said...

Odd, how things seem to be ripening early this year.

I'm delighted that your peanut plants are thriving in this climate! Kudos!

Iyana said...

Since you have your garden all worked out, could you give some advice because i'm going to grow an herb garden.

Or can you give my mom some advice. She just started her garden today. Hey web address is
http://ehaggins.blogspot.com/. Lovely post by the way. :-)

Jody M said...

Herbs. I do grow herbs, mainly culinary but also some showy and some medicinal. I think it is important to figure out what you like and grow that. That may sound obvious, but you'd be amazed how many people go gung-ho and grow everything and then don't know what to do with it all.

Herbs need a lot of sun. Most of them don't need really good, black, rich soil. Most of them are perennials, but depending on your area some will act as annuals. Basil is an annual in most of the US, lavender and rosemary can be very tender, too.

Herbs do well in containers, too, but need more water. The upside of containers is that you can move them around outside and also bring them inside for the winter.

Find a nice nursery and go there and TASTE the herb plants. You may need to be surreptitious about it, but just do it. Buy what you like!