|bell pepper plant--carnival mix|
It was unbearably hot over the weekend--a perfect weekend for staying inside with air conditioning, or lounging by a pool and drinking iced tea and margaritas while being fanned by a cabana boy. Unfortunately I didn't do any of that. I ventured outside to tend to the plants, which I did very early in the morning before the sun could have a chance to sauté my skin. The heat was GREAT for the tomatoes and peppers. The picture above is of a bell pepper plant that I started from seed. (That picture is not blurry, by the way, it's the heat waves making it look out of focus). ;)
The seed packet was called "carnival mix," and the peppers could either turn out red, orange, yellow, white, or purple. I haven't seen white or purple ones yet. The picture above was taken on Saturday morning, and I noticed that one of the peppers had turned orange.
|carnival mix plant--yellow|
Overnight, two more peppers started to ripen. On Saturday they were green. By Sunday morning the other plant in the pot had two yellow peppers! I love seeing some color in the garden.
Speaking of hot--the cayenne peppers are getting redder by the day. We haven't yet tried them ourselves, but we picked a few to give to a friend. We're going to cook with them this week and find out how hot they really are.
We also harvested eight cucumbers! We gave two to the neighbors, and the other six came inside with us. The ones on the left are from the plants in the ground. The ones on the right are from the containers we have on the deck. These are the ones on the hanging vines that are forming the cucumber curtain.
This week is supposed to be just as hot, so I'm expecting to see more color in the garden as things ripen. I hope everyone stays cool this week!