Monday, 22 November 2010

chillies, tomato spots and lobelia

I finally got a chili seedling.  I wanted a serrano but didn't end up finding one, so I got a hybrid called "firecracker" that's meant to be good for pots.  I just hope it's hotter than a jalapeno, last time I grew them they weren't very hot at all.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/firecracker.JPG
My tomato plants are powering along looking great ... except the bottom few leaves on the Oregon spring.  They're developing these little black spots and then turning yellow.  I swear tomatoes get more diseases than anything I've ever grown.  Here are the leaves so far, I've searched and searched and the symptoms don't seem to match anything except maybe bacterial speck.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/tomsick1.JPGhttp://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/tomsick2.JPGhttp://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/tomsick3.JPG
I just hope it's a fluke, it's so early in the season!

To cheer myself up, here's a photo of the blue lobelia I'm growing in my flowerpots this season.  Such a carpet of colour!  I'm a sucker for striking colours.  They're actually a little darker than in this photo, and a bit less blurry too!
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden10/lobelia.JPG


2 comments:

Lanie at Edible Urban Garden said...

Just found your blog - really enjoyed reading your previous posts. I grew firecracker (in Sydney) last year and it was very hot! Great taste though.

Alexa said...

Hi Lanie, glad you're enjoying my blog! Would you say firecracker is as hot as a birdseye chili or not quite?