Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's sprouting update!

Hi guys.
I know it's been a while since my last post, but I have been pretty busy with my photography business. It is really taking up most of my time. But, I have not forgotten my plants and have been taking care of them daily. I wanted to show you a few pictures of my plants that have grown flowers or fruits.

Here you go:
Tree Tomato Plant flowering
 I have never seen the Tree Tomato Plant fruiting before. The flower is pretty cool with some nice colors on the inside. As this plant tends to grow very quickly I will have to keep my eye on it. The Tomato looking fruit develops from the flower.

Tree Tomato Plant flowering

Temple Orange plant trying to fruit
Now, I am not positive, but I think those are temple oranges getting ready to grow. I can see that on all the other flowers the stem had fallen off. On these two images they have a flat end to them. So I'm hoping these will grow into big fruit. I'll have to see what happens.

Temple Orange plant trying to fruit

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My banana plants update Feb 12th

I wanted to give you an update on my banana plants. They are doing well, but aren't growing as fast as they were before. This must be due to the cold and their battles with spider mites. My musa basjoo plants seem to be getting hit harder by the mites, but are still fighting the good fight. I do spray them down, but every few days they come back. And although they are only inches away from the SDCs those aren't getting swarmed by mites.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Update on my cantaloupe and tree tomato plant.

As I wrote on my previous post I decided to up pot the Cantaloupe sprouts. I actually removed the Top Hat Blueberries from their larger container and repotted them in a smaller one. I then mixed up the soil in the original container and put in some new potting soil in there. Then I transplanted the sprouts there and watered them lightly.
I really hope the Cantaloupe sprouts settle in. I picked the healthiest 6 and planted them in the soil.

Cantaloupe Sprouts

I also wanted to update you on the Tree Tomato Plant. The guys at Logee's were right, it grows fast! If you look at one of the pictures the leaf on the right doubled in size in almost 5 days. Also you can see a small leaf developing in the middle and some small buds as well.
Tree tomato leafs and buds.

Tree tomato leafs and buds.

The third picture is of some other buds I see growing on the plant. I think these will form into flowers.
Tree tomato buds.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

following my cantaloupe sprouts day 10

I just took some pictures of my cantaloupe seeds as I'm amazed that they have grown. Here are the largest ones. I have placed them at a better spot near the window. My other container has about 5 small sprouts. I ll will wait until the weekend to pick the healthiest four or so and place them in a larger container where they will grow the rest of the way to maturity.

After much reading I have found that they require a container of at least 16 inches in width. I will pick up a large container and continue to watch these sprouts grow. I hope that they continue to grow so that in late March I can place them outside and get pollinated. Otherwise, they won't ever bear fruit.

Here is another picture.

Cantaloupe sprouts