June 7, 2012

Thursday in the tiny garden

We have a very very tiny little garden, but that's all we can have.  Wild critters roam freely here and eat anything you grow if you aren't especially cautious.  So we have our garden in containers.

We checked and right now, we have three green tomatoes and 2 bell peppers.  They are supposed to be red peppers but that isn't going to happen I don't think.


I told Mom not to get so rhapsodic about my fur any more.  But it looked pretty that evening.

41 comments:

  1. We don't have a garden because Mom Paula is lazy.

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  2. Well, we think your tomatoes and peppers are doing great! It'll be a while yet before anything in our area gets that big.

    Our mom loves our small garden (so do we), but she's not much for weeding, etc. Hence the perennials that run amok. :-)

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  3. As usual, my human could not resist googling about peppers and came up with this info for your Mom. So just be very patient and don't pick them green!
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    The various colored Bell Peppers all come from the same plant, but differ in their level of maturity:

    GREEN PEPPERS

    Green bell peppers are harvested before they are fully ripe, one reason they are less expensive than other varieties. Green bell peppers will continue to first turn yellow and then red if they are left on the plant to mature. They have a slightly bitter flavor and will never have the sweet taste of their red, yellow and orange counterparts.

    ORANGE AND YELLOW PEPPERS

    More mature than green bell peppers, yellow and orange peppers have a fruity taste but are not as commonly found in local markets as green and red bell peppers.

    RED PEPPERS

    These are more mature than green, orange or yellow bell peppers. They are rich in carotenoid phytonutrients and contain almost eleven times more beta-carotene than green bell peppers as well as one and a half times more vitamin C. Red Bell Peppers have a sweet, almost fruity taste.

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  4. Katie - tell mom she has to learn patience. he he - she's getting better but still has a way to go, The plants look very healthy to M.

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  5. Simba's Mom gave really good information about them peppers! :)
    Better remind your Mommy not to pluck those peppers anytime soon, Katie.
    Your furs not only looked good, it felt really good too. I had a lovely time yesterday evening. I hope you did too.

    Love, Your Boomie

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  6. cool info from Simba about the peppers....

    we don't grow nothin on our balcony but grandma grows stuff - lots of tomatos and peppers (the tomatos rarely make it in the house as they are picked by the kid)

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  7. Your mom's maters and peppers look good. Much nicer than my marble sized ones. :-) xx

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  8. Awesome, your Tomato's and Bell Peppers look great. My Tomato's are just getting flowers set. Hope you get lots and lots of Tomato's.

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  9. We are still snickering bout Truffle and Brulee's post. Our Mom tried to grow bell peppers last year and let's just say:
    Mom - 0
    Grasshoppers - 1

    Your plants looks beautiful. Much like yourself, Katie. xoxoxo

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  10. Wow, my hoomin loves to put peppers in salad. :)

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  11. Those veggies look great!! The peppers might have enough time to turn red., it is still way early!

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  12. I have a raised bed garden within a walled off area which is relatively small. And my tomatoes are not as far along as yours. Congrats!



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  13. Those peppers still have lots of time to turn red. Don't give up on them! I loved the red peppers we grew a few years, but we don't have any out at this point.

    What about catnip?!? Shadow says that he loves our catnip, and he thanks you for the kisses the other day!

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  14. TW just bought a bunch of red bell peppers cos they were 99 cents a lb. She really misses home grown peppers and tomatoes. She had them since she was a tot until they moved to the condo.

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  15. Wow, your veg looks brill!

    My mum planted flowers in the front and I dug them up and pooed in the hole!!!

    If she catches me digging up again, she'll put a photo on my page hehe :-)

    meow!

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  16. Your garden looks great! Our daddy has tried to grow peppers and tomatoes in pots on the deck but they don't work out too well. He might get enough for one salad and that's it.

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  17. Meown has considered a tiny garden on our porch. We will see if it happens or not.

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  18. What Simba said about the peppers - my human knew about waiting for them to turn red too. I don't know HOW she knew since she has never grown peppers and, in fact, kills nearly everything she tries to grow, but she did!

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  19. Mom loves her flowers and she has been more active outside this year than ever before. But she tries to keep a container garden so she can keep up with it and plant things in the yard that are nearly effortless. She doesn't mind weeding so much or dead heading the roses.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  20. Your plants are looking nice and healthy. Our tomatoes are only about a foot high.

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  21. Since I don't have a garden I will just enjoy yours pretty Katie!

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  22. You actually have a couple peppers on your plants? We are jealous! :-)Our sweet pepper plants are wee little things. We do have two tomatoes on the (small) hybrid tomato plant. I agree with Simba...the green ones will eventually turn color. However, as I said before, since you are not a commercial grower, you should probably harvest the peppers when they are a little over 50% colored. We found that they start to rot if we try to let them turn 100% colored.

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  23. The peep has some tomatoes planted but they're so teeny tiny compared to yours. Yours are great! I think your mom is doing a fantastic job. She even grew you a special garden to check out on Thursdays even though you live where critters might eat some of the plants. purrs

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  24. Ahhhhhhh, You still have plenty ov time to go yet,owr tomatoe flowerz are jus begining to turn into little itty bitty tomatoez.
    We haz to grow owr foodz in containerz too 'cauze ov (dare we say) "Chuckie" ....... ^..^
    Your pepperz look B I G ^..^
    Purrz & Kissiez Sweet Katie ~ ♥♥xoxo♥♥

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  25. We hope your peppers and tomatoes grow nice and big!

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  26. Do you make fried green tomatoes? Ha ha ha. The Human does not efun know what that is really!

    I liked reading your mommy's description of your furz. But I guess it might be a little 'barrassing if you're the subject. Still, don't make her stop.

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  27. We were gonna have a garden, but I'm thinking we're not now. Maybe a tomato plant..
    Sweetie, your fur deserves rhapsody!

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  28. It looks like you actually intend to grow things, Katie! In our garden things grow by mistake!!

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  29. Hi Katie!

    Last year Mom had a container garden on our balcony and she also grew red peppers. YES THEY DO TURN RED!! It just takes a little longer. Tell mom to not pick the peppers off of the plant until they turn red. They WILL!!

    Love, Cody

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  30. They look good to us Katie although we have nothing to compare them to - apart from weeds.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  31. mmmmmm...... yummy! I like green peppers.

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  32. Lady Audrey has nominated you for an award, Katie.

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  33. Good luck with the vegetables in your garden!...We know you have beautiful, awesome furs, gorgeous Katie=our Mommy would love to cuddle you so much, sweetie!!...We hope you and your Mommy enjoy a happy, lazy weekend ahead, precious friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  34. Ah, you have tomater an pepper fruits already! We dont yet. The peppers will probly turn red eventually (most do) but some mature to yellow, orange, lilac, even chocolate (color, not flavor).

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  35. Wow, look at those great tomatoes. We are so jealous. Our person loves tomatoes but has tried to grow them and has been unsuccessful. So good eating to you.

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  36. dear Katie,
    Our tomatoes and peppers and most of the bedding plants wes bought is still in their flats. Not because Mommy has been too busy with work (which is why me has not been visiting) but because it has been monsooning!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  37. Hee-hee, Mommy just found the comment on our blog bout your Mommy's pants bein inside out! Our Mommy feels much better now. Thanks!

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  38. MOWZERS! They look like our plants! We're just beginning to get green tomatoes on the plants and one pepper's starting to turn RED!

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