Project – Living Room Garden Part 3

Another month has gone by with Project Living Room Garden, and there have been some significant changes. Peppers are growing, things went a bit out of control, and setting up the irrigation system has been sitting on the back burner for some time. Dive in and take a look with me!

Project Living Room Garden
Chapter: 3 – We’ve Got Peppers!
Cost So Far: $230 CAD
Timeline: 2 Months

What’s Going on with Project Living Room Garden?

Thanks for joining in for another Project Living Room Garden update! This past month has seen a ton of growth with all of the plants in my living room. Two of the three pepper plants have nice fruit growth (Proving that T5’s are just fine for growing peppers), the herbs have gone through a crazy growth spurt, and along the way I got to see a handful of flowers. The only plant that didn’t see much change was the tomato, surprisingly, since I’ve had good luck with them in the past.

I haven’t made any changes to the feeding of the plants – no additional fertilization has been added, and just plain tap water has been used since the beginning. All in all, each pot is taking about a litre or so of water every couple days.

Living Room Garden April 2017 Tomato Plant 2 Months Old
Living Room Garden May 2017 Living Room Garden May 2017

I’ve decided to remove the tomato and the pot of flowers from the main display. Since the peppers are starting to produce nice fruit, I wanted to give them more room.

Caribbean Hot Peppers

These guys have really produced an insane amount of foliage. Just look at those leaves! As of today, some small flowers have started to bloom, so hopefully we will see some habanero type peppers grow from at least one of these plants.

Carribean Hot Peppers April 2017
Carribean Hot Peppers May 2017 Carribean Hot Peppers New Buds

Herbs

There’s no real surprise here, herbs like basil, chives and cilantro are typically easy growers. These continue to grow at a fast rate, and have provided me with quite a lot of green snacks.

Basil, Cilantro and Chives April 2017 Basil, Cilantro and Chives May 2017

Mexican Hot Peppers

Four of the five plants have started to produce fruit out of this bunch. I am really surprised at how well they are doing, given that they must be extremely root bound with that many plants in a single pot. It looks like two varieties of jalapeno, a variety of banana pepper, and a smaller, more ornamental type pepper. I’m looking forward to seeing these change colours.

Mexican Hot Peppers April 2017 Mexican Hot Peppers April 2017
Mexican Hot Peppers April 2017 Mexican Hot Peppers April 2017
Mexican Hot Peppers May 2017 Mexican Hot Peppers May 2017
Mexican Hot Peppers May 2017 Mexican Hot Peppers May 2017

Portuguese Hot Peppers

Both of these plants are fruiting, and they both seem like cayenne-type peppers. They are both producing dense foliage and many flowers.

Portuguese Hot Peppers April 2017 Portuguese Hot Peppers May 2017
Portuguese Hot Peppers May 2017 Portuguese Hot Peppers May 2017

What’s Next?

Everything is growing so well, so the next thing to do is consider adding a bit of plant food, and watching the peppers change colour!

 

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