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Flower of the Day

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

By Zig Ziglar

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Finally

I have been a bit remiss in my postings. But I wanted to make sure that a post on my luffa gourds went up today.

They were picked at the end of October just before the first frost hit. The luffas where no where near ready to be peeled until now.

This is the first one that I cleaned. Out of the 13 that I had only 7 made it. The others rotted.

Here they are getting a quick bleach bath to rid them of any possible bacteria.

Two more that are not ready to be peeled. Hopefully in another week I can clean them up too.

Most of these will be cut up into small pieces to use in my new hobby of soap making.

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Emergence

This pod has been growing in one of my flowerbeds for most of the summer and I have no clue what it is.

Yesterday I noticed that it has opened up and a bunch of seeds are emerging.

I still have not figured out what it is. I don’t know if it is something that I planted or a weed.

The pod looks like a string bean that is growing straightup instead of down.

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Cousins?

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Still Hanging Around

The Praying Mantis’ are still hanging around my yard. Today I photographed 2, one hanging upside down on my car window (picture to blurry to post) and one hanging around the luffa vine.

Speaking of luffas they are still growing like crazy. I can not put my fingers around it anymore.

Here are 4 more that are going just as fantasticad as the first 2. So in total I have 7 luffas growing.

There is one that is not doing to much growing.

This one started at the same time as my 2 large luffas. For some reason it is not growing at the same rate.

More gardening updates coming soon.

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What a Difference 5 Days Makes

This morning when I go out to check on the luffas progress I am astonished as to how much it has grown in just 5 days.

From Monday 8/19/19

Tuesday 8/20/19

Wednesday 8/21/19

Saturday 8/24/19

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They Have Appeared

Yesterday when I walked the garden I noticed that my luffa plants are finally forming. It first bloomed 30 days ago. Currently there are 2 luffas.

I hope to have many more.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Surprise Surprise

In a previous post I asked for suggestions on what to do about my beefsteak tomatoes as all the leaves were curling but everything was still green and seemingly growing fine.

This afternoon I took a visit to the garden and to my surprise there is a tomatoe growing!

There are still a few blooms so maybe I will get a few more.

I am glad I did not cut it down.

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Unable to Produce

I have 2 types of tomatoes planted, Juliet’s and Beefsteak. Now the Juliet tomatoes are doing great. I have picked a bunch of tomatoes already and there are lots more still growing.

Now the beefsteak tomatoes were growing perfectly fine. The plant is nice and big with lots of limbs. It even started to flower. But no tomatoes ever formed. Now all the leaves have started to curl. All leaves are still green, no sign of bugs or anything.

Do I need to cut it down and start over or is there something I can do to save it?

 

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