Friday, 27 July 2012

First Stripey Aubergine Appears

Some while after the lovely Aubergine (Eggplant) flowers appeared the stripey fruits are slowly emerging.

I hadn't noticed before just how sharp those small needles are on the enveloping leaves. Obviously there to protect the young fruit from predatory birds etc.

These plants do attract greenfly but otherwise seem to be quite trouble free (so far).

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Plentiful Padron Peppers

Very pleased with the number of little Padron Peppers growing here.

You may recall these are the type where about 1 in 50 is really hot. I doubt we'll get as many as 50 from our one plant but still makes me nervous thinking about it. It'll be quite a while before they're ready to eat.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Little Green Tomatoes

Soon to be bigger red tomatoes hopefully but they're not seeing much sun these days.

Our stripey tomato has flowered too, looking forward to seeing those fruits.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

More Peppers

We now have more peppers than we can count. 

Various sizes and all very green, these are a couple of the largest.

We patiently await a gradual change to red.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Chilli Peppers in a Sky Planter

We recently purchased this 'Sky Planter' from the lovely people at Liverpool-based Cow & Co.

We planted a small Apache Chilli Pepper plant that we bought from Ness Gardens.

Apart from having to climb up onto the desktop to tend to the plant we are delighted with it. It has a little green floaty thing which indicates when it needs water and the plant is doing well whilst still attempting to grow upwards.

It should look even better against the blue sky once the red chillis appear. (Locals will realize that this photo was taken a few days ago when we last had a brief period of bright weather).