I have a TON of these beautiful pepperoncinis coming on. I bought them from Burpee on a whim and they are growing into beautiful three-foot-tall pepper bushes just LOADED with peppers.
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Here's a photo I got when inspecting the beehive a few days ago ... my little worker gals are busy as ... well, bees - and they are doing what they do best - producing and storing honey.
Took a break from the gardens today and smoked a bunch of salmon. I usually marinate the salmon in a brine but this time, I decided to try a dry brine method and it worked perfectly!
I think it's just a natural step. I've been a gardener my whole life (thanks, Mom!). I've always seen bees buzzing around my plants and I've always known that more bees would only be a better thing - not a bad thing.
This is one of two Sungold tomatoes that I put in containers for my wife. I do this every year so she can just reach out and snag a handful of tomatoes when the urge strikes. This particular plant, though, just has an unusual growing pattern ...
I do love this time of year ... the tomatoes are coming on strong and it's becoming a daily thing! I had a rather small harvest today, but was able to can two quarts ... this will make some wonderful chili or soup or lasagna this winter ...
I had to relocate a bee hive today. That meant completely tearing it down, examining every frame and reassembling it only three feet away. It was a lot work! While in there, I dusted the bees with powered sugar.
Here's a current look at my main garden ... yes, for those who haven't seen it in a while, the cute white picket fence is gone ... it lasted ten years but then started to rot and it had to go... :(
Here's a photo I got while inspecting the bee hive today ... this is the top of the second deep super, with the honey super and queen excluder removed. There are a MILLION bees in there ... well, maybe not quite, but almost.
I built a hive stand for my bees today. At present, I only have one hive but plan to go up to two.