So, here’s what’s happening at fromgardentotable.
First, the lettuce. I snipped the leaves after I took this picture and made the BEST salad. I realized by growing it in a container, the leaves were perfect.
Next, my purple hull peas are coming up nicely.
The cucumbers have taken off.
Bell peppers are getting bigger.
Jalapeno peppers are prolific. This is the 2nd or 3rd picking.
Tomatoes are growing.
But, the most exciting plants are the ground cherries! Just as a refresher, this is what they started out as.
One of the tiniest seeds I have ever seen. The black seeds, on the left, are poppy seeds and the seeds on the right are the ground cherries.
So, 2 of the original 6 survived and they had a rather shaky beginning. But, I noticed the other day that there was actually fruit growing under the leaves.
Can you see what looks like little paper lanterns? (I had to lie down on the ground to get this picture.)
These ground cherries are a “cousin” to tomatillos. So, they have a papery husk on them like the tomatillos, which start out green (as well as the fruit) and then ripen to a golden color with a brown papery husk. When they are ripe, they just fall on the ground, hence “ground cherries”. Which I thought was mighty nice of them as some fruit/vegies are not so easy to tell when they are ready for harvest. Hopefully, the cherries will get larger and more prolific so I can make JAM!. But if not, I will definitely plant these again. It is so much fun to experiment with new plants.
What new plants have you planted this year?