Things Are Happening In The Garden – Finally

So we have been on garden-watch for the past month or so just begging our plants to do SOMETHING.  But they don’t listen.  We buy them things.  We pet them.  We baby them like no other…

but nothing seems to really do the trick.

They are stubborn.  Like us.

But finally, this week – a few of them have budged.  Yesterday we were walking around in the heat snapping pics and hi5-ing each other as we saw each new development.  So it is only fair for us to share with you guys eh?

So here ya go…

First Jalapeno

You have likely seen this guy before, but he has gotten so BIG.  We are proud.  Our lil boy’s growing up!

Okra Growing In The Garden

Disregard the ant… he was being an asshole and wouldn’t move.  This is our okra.  It is slow growing, but growing still… working on its second set of tru leaves – we can’t wait to jump head first into some fried okra this summer.

Lime on our lime tree

We had a million blooms this year, and thought – man we are going to actually get some limes this time around.  Well then they all fell off, we got 40MPH winds – and so on.  But this lil guy and one other are still hanging on.  I’m sure it will fall off, but hopefully it will be garnishing a beer at some point.  Who knows?

Fushcia Flower

Shala’s Fuschia is pimpin’ as ever.  We murdered one of these last year in about a week (record time).  So we are happy to see it doing so awesome.  The foliage is nice and healthy – not to mention about 100 blooms on it.  I know Nestmaker just threw up from all the blooms.  Sorry.

Fuschia Flower Blooms

Just had to give you a closeup of one.  So cool.  Ok – enough.

Tomato Blooms Starting

Ok – you know you see them in there.  The first lil blooms of our tomato season.  Right there in the crotch… see it?  We do.  FINALLY.  Maybe we can get them germinated pollinated (wrong word sorry hehe) and then next pics we take will be baby tomato butts.  We can only hope so.

Strawberries - well at least the blooms

Yup, that is a strawberry bloom – nice and healthy.  We saved this guy from death – since Lowe’s didn’t think it was worth saving.  Now it is about to produce some of its first strawberries.  MmmmMmmm.

How does your garden grow?  Anything we should know about?  Any new blooms, new veggies… anything?  Do share.

5 thoughts on “Things Are Happening In The Garden – Finally”

  1. Nice! The fuschia is gorgeous! And a pepper already! I may have tomatoes, but none of my peppers have produced anything yet (some have flowers- but none have peppers). How old is the lime tree? There will be a time where you say “Geez, I have WAY too many limes- what am I going to do with all of them?” We had a Mexican Sweet Lime tree that only produced 10 limes a year- I tore it out. The fruit was useless. Just replaced it this year with a Bearss Lime- and now I’m in the waiting game too….

  2. Hey, I know flowers happen. I even have a couple fuschias in my yard, they were there before me and I just let ’em stay. I am envious of your ability to grow peppers. wish I could here, but especially with my shady yard, there’s just no way.

  3. Wow, those fuchsias are amazing! Do you know the variety by any chance? They might sulk as the weather gets hotter but your peppers and tomatoes are going to ROCK! If the tomato plant starts to get leggy and keeps making flowers after flowers after flowers, you can start pinching the stems back so it puts its energy into ripening the fruit rather than making more flowers. Congrats on your kids!

  4. I LOVE fried okra! My mom’s is still the best, but our local Super Wal-Mart actually sells some pretty darn good fried okra at its deli (sad,, maybe, but also delish!). Now whenever I go into Wal-Mart I get a craving.

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