Sprouting sweet potato slips. To grow sweet potatoes you first have to sprout slips from the sweet potato.
Then remove the slips....
And put them in water to root. Once they have good strong roots they can be planted in soil.
It is very early spring here and our turnip greens are producing roots which is one of my favorite vegetables.
Our tomato plants are now producing baby tomatoes. It won't be long.
My husband planted potatoes this year. Around valentines day was when we planted these. He has several pots and raised beds with potatoes. As they grow he mounds dirt around them until he runs out of room to put anymore soil.
Just about everywhere we look there is something growing in a pot or in the ground.
This is eggplant and we now have two baby eggplants and the leaves are getting very large.
We have eight bell pepper plants this year. Each one is different. Red, yellow, green, purple, mexican, and so on.
I love petunias....
Our blackeyed susans have emerged all over the yard and are starting to bloom.
The Amaryllis are very pretty this year.
These are baby blueberries. I hope there will be enough to put up a bit of jelly.
I have not posted much because I have been very busy outside and when I am done I get my shower and head to bed to read. I have most of the hard things done so I should be back inside more.
I think the drip irrigation is going to be very helpful this year because it will much easier than carrying rain water or standing there with a garden hose. Now we simply turn on the faucets and walk away and come back in half hour and turn them off. My husband is continuing to add them to other areas and when it is all finished I will post about it.
Take care, Grandma Donna