Monday, 11 July 2011

It's not pretty but it's getting red...

Well I was beginning to give up hope of seeing any strawberries from the shoebags. Plenty of flowers but only nubby little berries so far...UNTIL I looked a little harder and there she was....waaaaay up high, on the top row (I am pretty sure this was that very 1st blossom I wrote about earlier). She ain't pretty but she is a good size. I moved her up front to get more sun and hopefully I will be eating her soon.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Well it's been a while since I sat down to update the progress of the shoebags. Things are blooming but constant watering is necessary as well as spritizing during the heat of the afternoon.

The "sugar baby" watermelon actually has a bloom... surprised the heck out of me because it really shouldn't have bloomed yet (if at all) in such a small growing spot...but who am I to argue with a blooming "sugar baby" We shall see if it actually bears fruit ???

The peas are blooming like mad, peas everywhere...and they have such pretty purple blooms.

Cherry tomatoes and red hot cherry peppers are also blooming away, and the celery is a growing concern (my concern is when will it be

One other thing I saw on my balcony today that I have never ever seen up this high before (12th and top floor) is a cricket. I couldn't believe my eyes, but there he was just sitting pretty on my 12th floor railing. well I snapped the pic and he jumped away.