The tiny seedlings I transplanted a few weeks back have really taken off.
This first image is of the tub against the back fence.
See the shadecloth attached with bulldog clips?
On really hot days, when I think the sun might burn my baby beans and tomatoes, the shadecloth is lifted up and clipped to the plastic trellis above, to keep the sun off.
The beans are starting to wind little tendrils onto the trellis.
These are a different type of bean, bush beans instead of climbers, so no trellis, but a couple of crossed bamboo canes for me to tie the bushes to should they become top heavy. With beans.
This tomato is a "money-maker". It's the second seedling that I bought from the Community Garden. It's well on the way to becoming the tallest tomato so far. When I looked it over this afternoon, I noticed it, too was flowering. Just one flower so far, the "yellow peach" has about six.
I've jammed a wire support frame into the pot holding my pumpkin vines. These are Butternuts and there are only three vines, so the frame should be strong enough to support the weight. I'm looking forward to picking my own pumpkins.
I've put the same support frames into the tubs with the mini rockmelons. The tendrils can wind and support while the plant climbs upwards. The tennis ball sized fruit will hang up off the soil and be easier for me to find and pick. Yum....
Once again, three seedlings per frame.
Now there is a forest of bamboo canes ready to tie the bushes to when they start fruiting. Or sooner if they get heavy. I've grown regular sized capsicums before, and had so many I was giving them away. I'm curious to see how much fruit these will produce. There's a variety of colours planted here, green, red, yellow, orange, chocolate, with all fruit being miniature.
Here's a long view of the four tubs currently planted and living under the shadecloth on the driveway side of the house. The western side, which gets extremely hot, hence the shadecloth, which is supposed to shade the house a bit, but doesn't really work all that well.
It seems to be perfect for growing things though.