Rookie mistake

Submitted by Muscovymom

If I might share a rookie mistake with ya'll.... I had read about companion planting, and thought, wow what a great way to maximize our limited space this year! Well I didn't do enough research. I planted my carrots under the tomato and bell pepper plants. Now I don't know if they didnt get enough sun, or if the bigger plants are taking all the nutrients, but, I have 3-5ft tops, on 3in carrots! I don't remember my gramma's carrots ever having tops that tall. And she had nice long, plump carrots every year.

Tomatillos update

Submitted by Muscovymom

The tomatillos and yellow pear tomatos are now taller than I am! The other tomato aren't far behind. Lot of balloons on the tomatillos. And all of the tomato have fruit on them except the heirloom pineapple which is still blooming :)

Bell pepper?

Submitted by Muscovymom

So.....I bought this as a sweet orange bell pepper. It looks very much like a jalapeño to me.....???? Do bell peppers grow this shape? Or did I get a mismarked plant? I'm a new gardener, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thx!