Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Garden Updates April 18

Lots of Roma Tomato blossoms
Diamond Eggplants starting to come along
Romaine Lettuce starting to flower
Mango blossoms in full bloom. We'll see if there will be any fruit set this year. Last year there were 3 or so, but the tree dropped the fruits prematurely.
New plant alert! This is a perennial tree kale plant. I received 2 cuttings of these from a generous friend.  It can supposedly grow 6' tall!
Canna Edulis. Edible Canna or Arrowroot plant. The tubers can be eaten
Apios Americana or "ground nut".  They are very small still.  It's not peanut, but a tuber. The plant is a climbing legume that fixes nitrogen, grows tubers and also flowers and beans that are edible
Just a view
Amish Paste Tomatoes in pots already flowering. The big problem... we're out of beds to plant them in!  The older beds have all grown the Solanaceae (nightshade) family and I want to make sure I don't keep repeating crops to avoid diseases.
Daikon radishes growing well among the others
Cucumber needed a stake to climb on, so I placed a bamboo post right by
Fresh, healthy snack right out of the ground!


BLD in MT said...

That last photo is priceless!

AJK said...

Thanks BLD! He LOVES fresh carrots and he's so excited to have been able to pull it himself!

Ottawa Gardener said...

I can't for the life of me get ahold of some Apios americana. Must bug my friend again. Do have some perennial kale though that seems to have *just* survived our rather cruel winter. It's a beautiful, impressive plant.

AJK said...

I was trying to get a hold of it through acquaintances but it fell through, so I ended up purchasing the Apios Americana from;


It was $6.45 including S/H.