I have been on the go the past two weeks and finally have recouped from all the events! Last weekend we took a 4 day mini vacation to the beach with our college friends. I don't have many pics, but I'll tell you about that on my next post.
I know it isn't Tuesday but there has been a lot of action going on in my garden!
This morning (yes, that is my zebra robe and nail polish from Sunday night) I walked outside and saw my spinach looks like it is finally large enough to pick a few leaves! The top photo is from last week! It is growing like crazy!
My cilantro plant is happy as can be. I moved it up towards our house on our outside table so it could cool off. I'm not sure if it likes extreme heat!
My pepper plant before I tore off the leaves at the bottom... you'll see why below.
My strawberry plants! Do you see that strawberry? No bugs got to it! I am moving them up towards the house as well just in case. The dish soap spray must be working!
My roma tomato plants are doing well. I need to trim them up and set up the tomato cage since they are getting tall!
Chance wanted to help me in the garden this morning... Such a little lion!
And last but not least is my cantaloupe plant! It just bloomed it's first flower and sprouted it's first vines! I am so excited! So you see those buds on the leaves? I'm guessing that is my baby cantaloupe getting ready to grow nice and big!!
How many cantaloupes will I get from each vine? (I have two so far)Depending on the growing area, variety of plant, and the care given, I can expect 3 to 8 fruits from a single vine. Holy moly that is a lot! It takes 75-100 days to fully mature.
Why should I trim the bottom leaves off my tomato and pepper plants?It prevents disease from the splash up of water. It also promotes growth. My aunt told me if I do this to my tomato plants, I will see larger, healthier plants! It also will help control your tomato plant from going crazy like mine did last year!!