Diva is also suited to outside growth. .
so maybe it will keep us eating cukes until the summer vines start producing.
Here's a view from the greenhouse doors, looking to the west. .
The tomato plants and squash are on the left. .
And the citrus plants, peppers, and miscellaneous plants are on the right.
We had such good luck with Sweet Baby Girl in the greenhouse last year. .
that I have 4 plants in there now. .
They are all fully loaded and ripening by the handful. They are deliciously sweet; and seem to love the conditions! It has definitely been a great producer! Last year, I took the one fruiting plant to my mom to grow on her patio. .and it continued supplying her with lots of tomatoes for much of the summer!
This is a larger tomato. Knowing that you are all familiar with my fairly poor means of keeping my garden straight. .
I know you will not be surprised to hear that I can not remember which varieties I started from seed. .
so it will totally be a surprise when these ripen. I suspect it may be Brandywine. .
and I'll be honest. .
my mind has been trying to plot a fried green tomato meal!
I took these photos over the weekend;
and these small tomatoes are ripening. .
They seem to be the chocolate cherry variety. I'm excited about that. .
because in the last two years of growing them in the excessive heat and drought. .
I've eaten nary a one!!
Should be a score by next week!!
This pepper is another Johnny's seed. Called Carmen; it's a sweet pepper designed for greenhouse growing. They too, are just now starting to turn pink. It will mature to a red and then be ready for picking!
Here is a bell pepper variety. .
It came out of a mixture, I'm almost sure, judging by the color.
I'm excited about the peppers too. .
I've not had good luck with them until now. Even with the regular bells like this one. This year I used deeper, bigger pots. I wonder if that is making the difference; or if it's the sunshine? I didn't grow many this year, because of the poor luck I had in the past. There are two white peppers, that are already larger than any peppers I have harvested previously. .and about 6 of the Carmen peppers. They take up very little space. .so if they work well, I may have to add numbers next year.
The grasshoppers nearly decimated this Meyer lemon tree two summers in a row. .
It grew 3 lemons the second year I had it. .
and it hasn't fruited again until now.
This is the second round of blooming; and you can see, to the left of the small cluster of buds. .
is a little green lemon. There are two on the tree. .
and hopefully some more will take with this next batch of blooming. I have noticed some tiny ants on the blooms lately, and wonder if that is helping the fruit set.
Here, at the bottom of my little lemon tree. .
is a red leaf lettuce that self seeded from last winter.
Yellow squash is another thing that is new in the greenhouse this winter. I've enjoyed not having squash bugs! We haven't eaten any fruit yet. It seemed that when they got about this size, the end would blossom rot. .and then I'd pick them and toss. I wondered if we were getting them too moist. So now we are down to watering them only about 1-2 times per week. Two of the fruits are bigger than any of the others have been before getting yucky. .
so my fingers are crossed on these. It would sure be a fun change on the dinner plate.