Category Archives: Garden 101

Birdhouse Gourds

The Birdhouse Gourds are growing great. The vine is well over 10 feet long and there are approximately 20 gourds formed and growing beautifully.

This is an image of the largest gourd growing.

The Luffa Gourds are slow growing compared to the Birdhouse gourd. They are now a little over 6 feet long, maybe more. They hang not flowered yet but hopefully they will soon.

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Fruits of My Labor II

Today I harvested stringbeans, onions, Juliet tomatoes and tiny red skinned potatoes.

The potatoes are small because they were in a container that was not big enough. These are the only ones picked so far because the were close to the top and coming out the soil. I carefully repotted the plant into a much larger container.

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Soon it will be Gone

I have learned that when a Hen and Chick flowers it is at the end of its life. Their life cycle is approximately 3 years. I have 2 that are in the final chapter.

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Yellow

My watermelon plants have started to bloom with bright yellow flowers. There are 3 plants in this bed.

 

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Flower of the Day 7/6/19

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

Blooming Onion

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2 of 4

I finally captured a picture of 2 of the young groundhogs. There is still another young one and their mother.

The saga continues and I am sure they are playing with full bellies from my vegetables. I have faith that I will prevail in the end.

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Fruits of My Labor

On Friday I was able to harvest (I like saying harvest) my first string beans. Yesterday I used them for dinner.

In a pan of butter, I sauteed some onions, garlic and beef bouillon cubes then added a touch of water and my fresh string beans. The rest of the meal consisted of shrimp with alfredo sauce over fettuccine.

Harvest is a joyful time of gathering the produce of the land.

~Sunday Adelaja

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What Now!?

Gardening is a great learning experience, exciting to watching as the seeds begin to grow and form identifible vegetables, and it has been a very relaxing time for me.

With all the YouTube videos I watched and reading I did, I did not pay to attention to the negative things that could happen in any garden.

You already know about the gopher/groundhog well now I have caterpillars that are eating up my cabbage.

I had a total of 11 caterpillars on my cabbage leaves. Another Sugar Honey Ice Tea moment. Needless to say I did some quick reading and bought some BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) fromAmazon that will be here tomorrow.

I will be pruning off all the leaves that have been eaten and hope the rest will be ok once I apply the BT.

Do any of you Gardners out there recommend any natural way of ridding the garden of these pesky pest?

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FOTD

“One positive thought in the morning can change then entire outcome of your day.”

On a Good Note

Despite the rodent reeking havoc on parts of my garden, the vegetables are still flourishing.

My juliet tomatoes, stringbeans, and bell peppers are doing good.

Question if the leafy part of a carrot are gone will they still mature and produce carrots? Hopefully this is not a totally stupid question…

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