Tag Archive: Peppers

There have been some significant changes since the last time I posted pictures of my deck gardens.  I have re-planted new lettuce seeds in one bed because the lettuce was done; however, while that grows, I have another bed of lettuce to use!  My cucumber plants are huge and are sporting tiny cucumbers with many more to come because there are so many flowers; I have taken a picture of the tiny cucumbers.  My tomato plants now have tiny tomatoes on them; again I have taken a picture of the tomatoes.  In addition, my peppers also have tiny peppers and I have taken a picture of that.  My potato plants are growing and that is a good sign.  I thought that my peas had stopped producing peas but today I see that there are more flowers on the plants.  Great, more peas!

There are pictures of my two dogs on the deck; I could not resist!

There  is a picture of what may look like a small weed; that is a picture of one of my sweet mini-peppers that are growing.  Sweet mini-peppers are not easy to grow here because they require a lot of heat; but every year I grow them from seed and every year they produce the peppers that are so tasty!

My patio gardenia tree is doing great and produces one flower at a time at this point.  I took a picture of the one flower that is starting to wilt but I know there is another bud on the tree.  All my flowers are doing great and I tried to take some close up shots of some of the unusual flowers that I am growing.

The hummingbirds are constant visitors on my deck; they love to sit on my tomato cages and drink from the hummingbird feeders. Today a male and female yellow chickadees sat on my tomato cages.

Enjoy these pictures!


It is surprising what a bit of sun and rain will do to make your garden grow!  I have been eating lots of raw peas for two weeks now; very tasty!  My tomato plants very grown and have flowers on most of them now.  My potato plants finally came up and my cucumber plants are huge with flowers and tiny cucumbers on them.  Even my mini sweet peppers that I planted from taking the seeds from the peppers are up!  I have one flower on my regular peppers but they have grown in the last week.

My annual flowers have spread and have beautiful colorful flowers.  I had to dig up and take many roots off of one of my tropical plants as the roots were wrapping around the tropical itself; I would have liked to have gotten another bigger planter but could not find any in the store this time of the year.  My patio gardenia has produced three beautiful white flowers and I noticed today that there is another bud waiting to open.  And my rose bush has one flower just about ready to open.

All in all, at this point in time, I am very pleased with my garden!  Enjoy these pictures!

It is the second day of June and finally I can see a difference in most of the things I have planted, except my potatoes! Cucumbers are really growing and my green beans have finally sprouted. My peas are full of flowers which are a beautiful white and my second planting of lettuce is coming up.  My deck gardenia tree finally gave me a beautiful white flower, which I picked and brought into the house because it smells exotic and there is another flower bud on the tree.  All my tropical plants are outside now and adjusting to the outdoors.  My tomato trees, which I thought would die, are coming up; I am not sure at this point in time if they will grow as tall as they are supposed to.  Time will tell.  Enjoy these pictures!

It has been slow process compared to last year’s gardening but my deck gardens are making progress.  The two tomato trees were delivered damaged but I have seen some progress in their growth, although very slow.  I will have to see what comes about with the two trees!  I have been eating lettuce and green onions and have another container that I have planted more lettuce seeds.  I finally was able to put outside the majority of my tropical plants but there are at least four that I have not put outside yet.

Enjoy these pictures, I will post progress throughout the summer!

Except for cucumbers, my deck garden is planted for the season.  Now, it is too early for my tropical to go outside but the rest is done.

I decided to do a nice clay pot that I painted the trim and placed succulent plants inside for inside and outside on my table when the weather is warmer.




The empty pots have potatoes growing inside them and this year I bought two tomato trees.  Unfortunately, the tomato trees were damaged during delivery and I am not sure if they will grow or not.  My lettuce is ready for eating and I have eaten green onions already with more already planted.  I also decide to grow peas this year too!  Enjoy the pictures and there will be more to come when the tropical plants go on the deck.  I also had a patio gardenia tree and you will not believe the size of my polka dot begonia!  These are inside until the weather warms up!

Last note, I saw on my deck drinking from my hummingbird feeder my first hummingbird of the season!

Enjoy these pictures!


My Deck Garden August 5, 2015

It’s the beginning of August 2015 and I am happy to report that my deck garden is growing very well!  The succulent plants that I bought from Roberta’s Garden (Living mat) are amazing and they are perennials which is also great!  My rose-bush has been in bloom for quite some time giving me a dozen roses at a time.  I am on my second planting of lettuce and I also planted some more mini sweet peppers and they are growing! My mini sweet peppers have produced quite a few peppers which I have eaten and there are still more growing.  My green peppers are everywhere and I am happy that they are co-habitating with my tomato plants.  I have eaten cherry tomatoes every day and today I actually ate some of my regular tomatoes, instead of giving them away.  I cannot say enough about my spotted begonia….it is beautiful!  Enjoy the pictures!!


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My Deck Garden 2015

Everything has now been planted on my Deck Garden for 2015.  I have lettuce that is already starting to grow and my chives are quite high already.  There are many tomato plants including cherry, red, and yellow.  My peppers are also planted and one pepper that I started inside is quite large already.  I have already picked green onions and have more growing.  My cucumbers have some flowers already but need to start climbing.  There are hanging pots with orchid cactuses on the deck because I need to bring them in before night as it needs to be 55 degrees at night for them to stay outside.  I also bring in my spotted begonia until the weather gets better.  I put out my citronella plant and it is staying out now.  On my front deck and back deck I have Mandevilla plants and they are doing fine.  I also put out my Tequila cactus and another perennial on my front deck and they are also staying outside.  I still have four tropical plants that will go on the front deck once the weather is warm enough. In the barrel on the front deck I am growing a yellow rose and some out plants.  I have planted succulent plants on both decks and it is nice to see the flowers on them already.  Not much to look at now but give it time and everything will look great!  Enjoy the pictures!

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