I harvested my second bell pepper yesterday, and there’s already a third one starting. The per-pepper cost is dropping precipitously! If I can get a couple more, I’ll get the cost below grocery store cost. That would be a great success.
That plant really sucks up the water. If I’m going to grow many more vegetables in the future, I’m going to have to come up with a better watering system. I may invest in some self-watering containers.
The fruit trees are doing well. The apple tree is really growing. I don’t have it staked, and sometimes in the wind it bends quite a bit. I think that will make it stronger in the long run, though. The almond tree is getting a lot of leaves, but still sprouting from the bottom. Weird. The blackberry bush is still growing too.
The pepper I cut yesterday was smaller than the first, but it was starting to turn color at the top. (They’re supposed to be orange.) Maybe I can let the next one turn to orange. This one is going into a recipe called Red Curry of Peppers with Cashews. Mmmmm.