Saturday, October 01, 2011

GTMO Gardening

My primary goal is to grow tomatoes. However, this time of year the ground temperature is too warm. In an effort to trick mother nature I'm shading the ground, and pumping cool water around my tomato plants.

Notice that the basil and cilantro are doing well, but tomatoes not-so-much.

My container plants have the same problem; too warm here this time of year.

Tropical plants, like this pineapple, are doing well.

I was hoping for fresh bananna's, but this seems to be a plantain plant. I'll take what I can get.

We enjoy fresh Mango's, when in season.

I've never seen a Banyon tree before coming to GTMO. These can be freeky and huge.

I'll probably have to wait for cooler weather before I can successfully grow tomatoes again. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy the beach.