The light has started to change in my Southern California garden, so I’ve had to move some things around. I had a few plants die on me as well. Just tore at my heart strings. However, you do move past that and just plant more! This is definitely something that I will remember for my next planting season. We have trees that like to block some of the light, and in return some of my beloved plants didn’t get enough light even though it’s the middle of summer. Such a weird problem to have…
I’m still fighting the leaf minors. Still. It’s so hard. However, now I have tiny asshole caterpillars coming in and eating my basil, mint, marjoram, thyme, anything they can get their dickhead mouths on!
My Poblano plant is really loving life. I moved it across my garden into full scorching sun, and this plant absolutely loves life right now. I have it planted in one of those whiskey barrel planters, with mulch covering the bottom, about 2 inches of mulch. This plant is now literally taller than me. Okay yeah, so I’m not that tall. Still, it’s pretty cool that my pepper plant is surpassing my height.
I take pride in my pepper plants. Mainly because I’ve grown these little guys since they were tiny plants. I just can’t believe it sometimes.
I fucking grew this!
Our very first poblano pepper! If you can’t tell, I’m excited for this. I have sprayed the plant a few times with neem oil and insecticidal soap, which don’t harm the plant or anything I was just trying to keep pests away. I really do suggest putting mulch down for your pepper plants. Especially in the California full sun. Sometimes I get home and I see it drooping and that’s with mulch, I couldn’t imagine not having mulch down for this guy.
My boyfriend is definitely excited to get a nice homemade chili relleno and I’m excited to attempt to make one! However, that’s going to have to be a different post.