Thursday, June 19, 2008


Blogger is insisting on loading some of my pictures sideways again. It does not matter how I turn them before I load them, they end up sideways. Any ideas on why this is happening and/or how to fix it? So, sorry for the sideways pictures.

It seems like it is about time for a garden update.

Here is my banana tree. It is doing well and putting out new leaves on a regular basis.

Here are my sideways brussel sprouts, they are growing like crazy.
My hungarian paste tomato finally has tomatoes forming. The amish paste still don't, but are covered in flowers.
The sweet olives are covered in tomatoes. I can't wait for these to ripen.
The tomato jungle is getting more and more out of control. Everyone got moved to bigger pots this week. The amish paste are much happier now.

OK, I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I'm not sure what this plant is. I have 3 of them that are doing great. They had little white flowers a few weeks ago. I started them from seed, but I started a lot of stuff, much of which didn't end up getting transplanted for lack of space. I could search my seed packets and figure out what this is, but I'm lazy and was hoping someone could tell me.

Edit: It is purslane. Now I need to remember why I started that and what to do with it LOL.


Eve said...

Okay,,,good to know...I am not the only one who can't remember what is groiwng where. I haven't a clue this year the names of the tomato plants I have. I put the little tags with them but they just disapeared. I didn't know it was okra until the pods started don't feel bad,,,you are not alone. LOL Come vist me sometimes. I have a square foot garden.

Christy said...

I'm also glad I'm not the only one! I plan on doing raised beds after we move, not sure if I'll do square foot gardening or not, but I look forward to reading about your experiences.

Wendy said...

It looks like some sort of succulent, but that could just be the angle of the photo.

I never label anything, but so far, I've been able to figure out what most of it is. Of course, I don't have a very big variety, either. So, it's easy to keep track of what's where ;).

Gorgeous garden! I'm so impressed with what you do in containers!

Christy said...

Thanks Wendy, the garden is doing pretty good this year. This is my 3rd year with plants in containers so I'm getting better at it. The switch to raised beds should be interesting. It does look like a succulent, but I didn't plant any unless purslane is a succulent, I did plant it but don't remember what it looks like, I guess I'll look it up.