Thursday, May 6, 2010

Veggie Babies

It's really exciting to find new veggies forming. It's so rewarding to see your hard work paying off.Sugar snow peas are forming. These are yummy and so easy to fix.First bloom of a sweet banana pepper. Usually I grow hot banana but I thought I'd give this a try this year. Plus I have jalapeno growing too. We don't need too many hot peppers.Okra is coming up. I soaked my seeds for several hours in warm water before planting. My grandmother use to do this. They were up in six days instead of the usual 10 or more. Now I have to see if they will receive enough sun where I planted them.
Strawberries are doing great! I planted these last year from just roots and they are producing a lot of berries. I just hope I can keep the birds away from them. Remember after all your hard work in the garden, find a relaxing spot to chill out for a while like Mr. Froggy here. He likes to hang out in one of the bird baths.

Hope everyone is enjoying their spring!

24 comments:

Jacquie said...

I can HARDLY wait to start eating our garden veggies!!

Deb said...

that is so exciting....my son just got his garden planted last weekend...everything should be popping up soon...

Mildred said...

Happy Spring Susie! You make me hungry - you have planted some of my favorites. I especially love the sweet banana pepper. Hope you have a great day.

Diana (Di) said...

Hi Susie, Beautiful fruits and vegetables coming on! I too soak my seeds for several hours before putting them in the soil/seed starting mixture. It does help for quicker germination.

I started the hot yellow Hungarian wax and am going to keep them in pots this year and grow them against the house or the shed to give them the "heat" they like to grow. Our evening temperatures stay relatively low even in the summer. Since I got 100% germination, I have a few pepper plants I can share. ;) Have a great week Susie.

Darla said...

We get excitied when we see veggies growing too! Love the chillin' frog!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm so ready for a home grown tomato. Good luck with the strawberries. We had to put wire over ours to keep the birdies out.

Carol said...

Your garden is looking great. Wish mine was that far along! Can't wait to enjoy some fresh veggies!

Smiles,
Carol :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Susie, so exciting to see your veggies already coming up. DH is just planting ours today..it's a little late but he hasn't been able to do it earlier.
I like Mr Froggie.
Molly

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, Isn't it just wonderful seeing veggies and fruits growing???? I just get so excited --and I know that you do also.

We've had a great time at the beach... Too bad that it's almost over.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

Susie, I cannot BELIEVE you have pepper blooms! I started mine from seed in January and the plants are just about 6" tall now!

My problem with stawberries is not so much birds, but slugs - yuck!

Leedra said...

Making my mouth water!

Jen said...

What time's dinner? and don't forget, I like lots and lots of whip cream on my strawberry pie. :D

Daisy said...

Your garden is looking great, Susie! I can't wait for it to be strawberry season here. Mr. Froggy is cute. :D

perennialgardener said...

Ooh look at all those yummy veggies. My tomatoes are making fruit. So exciting! :)

beckie said...

Susie, I love Mr. Froggy! I also like sugar peas and okra. We used to grow both and I would freeze what we couldn't eat. Both freeze very well. Those strawberries look great too-maybe with all the rain they will be juicy sweet. Have a great weekend. :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow your fruit and veggies have really taken off! Our peas are about 6 inches tall and the strawberries just have flowers. It won't be long before you're picking them to eat.

Marydon Ford said...

Where's the whip cream & shortcake ... I'm on my way!

Looks fabulous sweetie.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day weekend.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Becky said...

OMG!!!! Sister, your blogheader picture is BEAUTIMOUS!!! Is that one of your homegrowns???? Your garden looks yummy!! Can't wait to start picking out of ours too!! Luv you sissy girl!!!

Tipper said...

Wow your peas are so far ahead of mine-and I'm jealous of the strawberries-I've never been able to grow them.

Rose said...

Sugar peas and strawberries--two of my favorites! Well, not together:) Your veggies are looking great; I planted several things in the vegetable garden before I left for Portland, so I'm hoping to see some sprouts when I get home.

George said...

I don't think there is anything better than fresh produce from your own garden. It looks as if you are going to some great eating in the days ahead.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Sweet bananas are my favorites! You are going to love them in your summer salads!

Lanny said...

Mr. Froggy is adorable

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Isn´t it great when the veggies start to show up! always amazes me how fast they grow once started. I have white wild strawberries and the birds think they are not ripe so I have them all by myself, great or what? the froggy is gorgeous, exactly as peaceful as we should be sometimes instead of rushing around

Christina Sweden