I went out to check on my Tomatillos today. I'm trying to decide if they are ready to pick. I don't have much experience with Tomatillos, you can't even buy them at the store around here. A couple years ago I noticed the seeds in my Vesey's Catalog, so decided to give them a shot. The were grown in a pot on the deck that year.
This is my second time growing them. What I remember from last time is that they are ready when the fruit grows large enough to fil out the husk. I think we're close, but a little more time on the plants would be good. Since the weather seems to be staying warm and sunny for the moment, I will leave them for now.
It really was a beautiful day. A shame I spent most of it sitting in an office. I think that is a benefit of having the garden; it gets me outside more because I have something to do.
I'm quite disappointed with my pepper plants this year. I have grown peppers before in pots on my deck. They usually did quite well. I wouldn't get huge peppers from the plants, but I would get a few off of each plant. This year it looks like I won't be getting much at all.
This is a Gypsy Pepper; it's a sweet pepper, in a pale yellow-green colour. I've got 3 or 4 tiny little peppers on my two plants. Plants which are not nearly as big and bushy as they should be.
And my one little Jalapeno.
There is a second one on the plant, but something has been chewing on it.
I have grown these varieties before with no problem, not sure why they didn't work this year. I also planted some Tequila Peppers, which are a purple pepper; another variety that I have grown in pots previous years, and I don't think I'm going to get anything on them this year. I had tried a new variety, called Carmen, but they died soon after they were transplanted.
Ah well. I will try again next year. If it ends up not working out again, I suppose I can go back to pots!
And as usual, I had company.
Gardening. Quality time with the Fabulous Felines. Just finished my workout for the day. Think it's time to head off to bed.