The peppermint is HAPPY, and well on its way to taking over its container. I’ve already made peppermint simple syrup. I might have to pick up some candy molds to make candy for christmas gifts.
Spearmint and horehound aren’t QUITE as totally thrilled, possibly because they’re sharing their containers this year with the sweet peppers and the honey dews, but they’re doing quite well none the less.
I have jalapenos coming out my ears. We still have pickled ones from last year, so the first batch from this years crop got turned into jalapeno jelly. I used the low sugar version and its just as well as Husband says its plenty sweet. I’ll probly do another batch of pickles, unless husband decides he likes the jelly better for sandwiches, then I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the rest!
Sweet peppers, there are FINALLY more baby peppers showing, might actually get enough to be worth while!
Honey dew melons….IF the weather holds long enough I’ll have melons as I spotted several itsy bitsy babies.
Pumpkins…..lots of flowers….MALE flowers. No sign of a single female flower much less a baby pumpkin. *sigh* I keep hoping….
I picked up several bags of flower bulbs cheap at Sams, which means I WILL be redoing the front flower beds this fall. They need it, they’ve been falling apart since we bought the place, so I went ahead and ordered some specialty tulips and iris to go with the generics.