I must say that I love gardening when it rains – it’s not so hot and there’s a nice breeze with the occasional wind blowing the rain my way, which I find refreshing. I was surprised by how much it rained this afternoon. It wasn’t in the forecast when I checked earlier but a welcome.
Many of the tomatoes have gotten bigger and bushier. I transplanted a few into slightly bigger pots just to hold them over until I get them into their final larger pots. They’re growing vigorously and I think we will be transplanting them sooner than we’re ready…
The pepper plants still isn’t growing at the same rate but I hope they catch up when the summer really kicks in. The green pepper plant that we got has blossoms and so it will only be a matter of time before we start to see fruit developing. On a similar note, we purchased two additional sweet pepper plants, one orange and the other yellow. TH enjoys sweet peppers. We also brought home another plant, a flowering vine called Mandevilla. I first saw these in front of a retail shop, which featured deep red flowers. I found it so alluring, and have wanted this plant ever since. Here is a great blog post on how to care for this gorgeous flowering vine from NYBG.
The comfrey plant is forming a head of flower buds. So far, I only see one stem with flower buds. I usually get 4 stems over the growing period. The pinkish flowers of the comfrey plant is always a lovely sight. At some point, I should dig it up and see if I can divide them so I can have more than one plant.
No stems forming yet on the gladiolus but they are certainly soaking up the sun and getting taller. I really like their blade like leaves.
TH enjoyed having fresh salad last growing season so I’ve sowed seeds of salad greens last weekend. They’ve already sprouted in less than a week. We’ll probably see true leaves next weekend.
Any new developments in your garden recently? Please share them in the comments.
Happy gardening. 😊🌱