Monday, June 13, 2011

Berry Harvest and Plant Progress, Mid-June Report

Only one of our three blueberry bushes is producing fruit this year, and it's not much fruit either. Some of the blueberries have ripened and we picked them plus a few small strawberries from our raised bed. So far, the mesh netting we put around the blueberry bushes and strawberry bed has kept birds and squirrels off.

squash blossoms

tomatillos--green in front, purple in red container

The zucchini and straightneck yellow squash plants have blossomed. The tomatillos are doing extremely well also. Six weeks ago the tomatillo seedlings were so spindly and weak-looking that I wasn't sure if they would grow strong. Now the stems look thick and sturdy. We are growing green and purple varieties. The purple ones (in the red pots) are doing much better and already have blossoms.
Golden Bell (yellow pepper)
Early Girl tomatoes

The Golden Bell plant has one fruit. And the Early Girls are growing bigger every day. I'm so anxious to start picking tomatoes and tomatillos. I've been collecting salsa recipes and looking for other ways to incorporate tomatillos into our meals.

black krim tomatoes 6/11
purple beauty (left) and sweet chocolate (right)

Finally, I continue to track the progress of the Black Krim tomatoes and Purple Beauty and Sweet Chocolate bell peppers. All of the above were started from seed, and I've never grown any of them before. I can't wait to see what the fruit looks like.

some of my container garden


  1. Me too, I can't wait to see those Chocolate bell peppers. I never got around to growing any veggies this year. "Oh well..I'll try again next year.

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing the tomatillos. I don't recall seeing them in my area.

  3. ooh, a bell pepper already! lucky you! one of my purple bell plants is just barely starting to form a pepper, i'm crossing my fingers that it won't drop. with those tomato plants are you going to let all of them grow, or at some point will you cut down the extras so there's only one per pot?

  4. @Vetsy--Thanks! You could try some winter vegetables? Or there's always next year.

    @BeautifulSinner-thank you! And thanks for stopping by.

    @Emily--I think I'm going to wait and see which tomato plants get blooms first and then remove the ones that aren't doing anything.


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