Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fishing Trip Washed Out--So Concentrate On My Other Hobby

Thursday was my day to make it to the Sipsey Tailrace and try some wet flies for the recently stocked rainbow. Needless to say it rained all day Thursday and into the night. My wife and I left for Tennessee on Friday afternoon which has halted the fishing for me until next Tuesday. At the rate I am going my bluegill quest may be gone for this year.

So with my fishing on hold for a while I spent some time Friday morning tending to my other hobby, gardening, in the form of my cherry tomatoes, and peppers.
The wife’s discarded flower pots with one of my five cherry tomatoes plants. The blooms are just showing up on this plant. It will produce tomatoes into fall.
This plant is already producing, amazing what a 2.00 bag of top soil will produce when tomatoes are involved.
One of two sweet banana pepper plants that will produce into fall with an amazing amount of pepper yielded.
I thought I would try a couple of plants in this pot and see if I could double my yield. Both plants are producing pepper. There isn’t a lot of maintenance that goes into gardening on this scale, a little liquid miracle grow and water is the ticket. 
Muscadines are another food passion of mine in the fall so I planted a couple just to see if they would produce in the coming years.

  

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

15 comments:

Howard said...

Hey Bill, I don't think that tending to your other hobby will hurt any and I'm a bit jealous. Nothing compares with having a garden. Watch out Bluegill, Bill is still around.

Swamp Yankee said...

Blooming already? Wow. I like the pepper plants, the deer just ate at least a doz of mine earlier this week. I got my gun sighted in, ready to put a .22 short in their rump. Broccoli, peppers, 300 sunflowers, peas, beans, all gone. Did you start from seed?

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Even though we have 5 acres, we grow all the vege's on the porch. The ground is not conducive to growing anything but trees and the deer can strip any garden in a matter of minutes. Now we pot everything and surround it with 6' fence.

Pond Stalker said...

Bill, I love cherry tomatoes. The Wife and I try to have some pots on our covered patio. Don't have to worry about keeping anything out of the cherry tomatoes except me! This year we have some lettuce growing well, and, some favorable spices, too. Your Garden looks great!

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I hope to be back on the water tomorrow after the bluegill fishing the rock walls. The spawn is over for this phase. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Swamp
The deer eat up everything outside our privacy fence, so the pots are the alternative. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
This is my first year to use the pots and from what I can see so far, it is the way to go for small gardening. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Yes the cherry tomatoes are the best right off the vines with a little salt; might try the lettuce next year. Thanks for the comment

riverwalker34 said...

I love fresh tomatoes and have 7 plants. We also have 7 okra plants too. Can't wait to make some salsa.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, that's a great hobby and the rewards are tasty.

Kevin Frank said...

I tried this for awhile but wasn't very good at it. I'm much better at growing weeds.

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
Homemade salsa is hard to beat--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Another perk of being retired--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
I was going weeds until I switch to the pots, now much easier to pull the weeds. thanks for the comment

Justin Carfagnini said...

Nothing wrong with putting in some time with your other hobby. Especially, if it produces fresh food for you! Like you said to Josh - "Homemade salsa is hard to beat"