A few days ago, Mollie showed her garden. It’s time for me to show mine. Why is the garden in pots?, you ask. The answer is “bunnies”. They’ll eat anything in sight but won’t go into these pots. I guess it’s because they can’t see what they’re jumping into and I know they could jump in there if they wanted.
Notice the black spaghetti stuff. That’s part of our drip irrigation system. He hooked it up to the system and the black rubber piping goes into the pvc white pipe you see with a drip system head on top of the pipe. This simulates rain twice a day. The fern-like stuff in the orange and green pots are asparagus-the second year for those plants and the harvesting begins next spring. In the spring there were radishes in the pots, but they don’t like the heat so we won’t have any for the next couple of months. There are tomatoes in the orange and green pots also. in the grey pot, there are Scotch Bonnet peppers, habanero peppers and eggplant.
The white things are eggplants and They’ve had a few eggplant dinners and the plants keep producing more (the purple flowers are eggplant). The weirdly shaped peppers are orders of magnitude hotter than jalapenos. All the vegetables are heirlooms which means that their seeds can be planted and will produce the same vegetables as opposed to hybrids that you must get new seeds every year because the fruits of the seeds are usually different and not as good. The heirlooms haven’t been artificially genetically modified. We had one incident of disappearing plants
That caterpillar was the same one that ate Chicago last year-it was BIG. I believe that its Mommy was the moth seen here and the species is Manduca Rustica which can be found in the Southern US and Northern Mexico. I love the garden because it produces food, although I personally wouldn’t eat the peppers. You can’t touch them and then wipe your eyes-WOWZEE. He tried to grow habaneros in the ground in prior years but the rabbits even ate those.