Some scraggly little flowers in the greenhouse. These are from those seed balls that you can supposedly just plop into the dirt and water and they'll burst forth with glorious bloomage. Yeah, still waiting on that. Heh.
Fuschia, I think?
Don't know what this is.
Hubby ordered these two hanging baskets from someone at work. Someone's kid selling for school or something, one of those type deals. Anyway, got them early May and they're still doing pretty darn good here at the end of June. This is unheard of for us! LOL We tend to have very little luck with flowers.
This little cucumber plants has some flowers already. I don't know how that's going to work. I thought these things grew big and tall and needed support before the cucumbers showed up....?
Kohlrabi. We had six planted, and this is the biggest, about baseball size now. We discovered this corner of the greenhouse has holes in the roof above it so whenever it rained these particular plants were getting flooded. One rotted, three others have been picked and now we have two left. I don't know what they taste like but they are in the cabbage family and Wiki refers to them as 'German turnips.'
Itty bitty tomatoes. I didn't think this was a cherry tomato plant but they sure appear to be. The first one we got off here was about golf ball size but these are tiny, like....well....cherries. We do have some other types of tomatoes planted but they are not as far along yet.
Green beans. Like the cucumber, I thought these got a lot bigger before producing? Not that I'm complaining but it's weird.
Peas....yummy! These are funny. We bought a 'no support needed' variety but decided to give them support anyway. They took off! I love peas, even fresh from the garden. We picked one a few days ago and ate it just to see if they were ready. They were good but needed a bit more time. I wonder if they're ready now? I never know how long to wait.
Our jalapeno plants are growing and producing like crazy! We had bought a 3-pack because last year we only got a couple small peppers off the one plant we had. Ha, yeah, the boys and I don't eat peppers and hubby says there is no way he'll eat all that we've got growing so it looks like coworkers will be getting free peppers this summer.
Our little pumpkin patch is doing fabulous! We've never grown pumpkins. I don't think even as a kid we ever had any in the garden. I've always wanted some but hubby has always poo-pood the idea, saying it takes too much space and effort. Well since we have the greenhouse now and 99% of everything we're growing is in there I talked him into plowing up a little garden patch outside for me. And I planted pumpkins!
Ok, I don't know just how many pumpkins you tend to get off one plant but I don't care. I *LOVE* autumn and Halloween and now we'll have plenty for the Scattered Around The Yard decorating look. I don't see any actual pumpkins started yet but we have tons of the lovely flowers. Yay!!
Hubby wanted to try growing squash too since we were doing a pumpkin patch, so we also have two squash plants out there. They are growing like crazy too. They actually seem to be a little ahead of the pumpkins. I can see several actual squashes started under the flowers. Woot!
And finally, hubby is toying with jelly feeder designs so of course I got the prototype. This picture kinda sucks....I'll try to get a better one later. It's painted in colors to match our house...hehe. I haven't seen any birds use it yet but I also don't have plain old jelly that I think they prefer. Right now I have two of the jams we've been trying. So, any bird experts out there....what do they prefer? Plain ol' grape jelly? Apple jelly? Do they like nectar in the little cups?
Hope you've enjoyed your stroll through my yard!