This seems like a good time to share an update on my pepper and tomato plants, because check it out - I have a single ripe tomato already! OK, it's an anomaly ... mostly I just have flowers and a few very immature fruit on the vines.
This one is Andrina. I admit I was suspicious of the description of an "extremely dwarf" tomato plant reaching to only 6" high. But here they are in full bloom. In fact, these plants are so short, it is a challenge to remove enough lower leaves so they aren't touching the soil (to avoid rot when watering).
I have several of these in the greenhouse, along with many other plants. They fit in well for now, but in a few months it will be a bit crowded and I will need to use a fan to move the air around a bit.
Another dwarf tomato plant I am growing, though not quite so short, is Hahms Gelbe with yellow cherry tomatoes.
|Ancho pepper plant|
|Sweet red pimiento and jalapeno peppers|
|Feher Ozon - paprika pepper|
|Hungarian Hot Wax|
Hungarian Hot Wax are always the first of the season to develop fruit. I have at least one of each of the following pepper plants in the greenhouse but also 2-3 of each outside in either hay bales or a dug garden space:
- Hungarian Hot Wax
- Super Red Pimiento
- Feher Ozon
- King of the North
- Corno di Toro
It is looking promising so far, but weather is such a huge factor with peppers and tomatoes. Today is a great hot day to kick start some of the plants outside as they were planted a bit late.