Second wave of planting

Hello again my dear reader,

we have now started our second season of growing fruit and vegetables. People say that there are indeed 5 growing seasons in Bermuda due to the normally warm climate. I guess we’ll see about that.

In our second wave of planting, we planted cherry tomatoes, orange bell peppers and new Armenian-style cucumbers. We’re hoping that the cherry tomatoes will be much quicker to mature than the beef tomatoes which were teasing us for weeks before they all suddenly turned red. The bell peppers simply continue a tradition of growing peppers really well in our garden. One the one hand, they grow well and are pretty hardy and, on the other, they stay close to where they were planted. This is in vast contrast to the cucumbers and melons that like to “travel”. Our current watermelons have the fruit at a distance of at least 2m from the root of the plant. This makes growing them quite difficult logistically. When you need to take the fruit or remove the plants in order to plant something else, it’s easy to cause collateral damage by harming other nearby plants. Peppers don’t do that, they grow in a self-contained space, seem resilient to caterpillars and make juicy peppers. As for the Armenian cucumbers, I don’t know the first thing about them other than they are supposed to have less seeds than the ones we had last time and be longer. We’ll see how they grow.

Take care, check back soon for more stories from Bermuda.

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