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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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It Has Begun

As many of you know I planted birdhouse gourds awhile ago and they have been growing just fine. There have been no issues with bugs or anything like that (the smell is probably keeping them away.. lol) .

They have been easy to grow. They do need lots of water.

I knew the gourd would need picking soon as the plant started to die a few weeks ago. I learned from reading that although the plant is dying you do not remove the gourds until their stem is completely brown.

I have been checking and checking and nothing until this morning. I don’t know how I missed it but I was able too “harvest” my first birdhouse gourd.

The gourd has started to turn brown too. Now I don’t know if harvesting it late makes a difference or not. If anyone knows please share.

There are 12 more and most of their stems have started to turn brown so just a matter of time.

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Flower of the Day 9/6/19 – Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Flower of the Day 9/5/19

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”
Jacques Prevert

Luffa Gourd Bloom

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It’s This Way Dear

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Twice the Size

Last Saturday I posted about how much my luffa gourd grew in 5 days. Now 7 days later it has doubled in size again.

It states that luffas can grow over 2.5 feet long!

There are several more that are starting to form. I am hoping top get atleast 10 for the season.

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My Newest Enemy

During a walk in my garden this evening I made a few discoveries. The first couple of the discoveries were good but the last one was not. TOMATOE HORNWORM!

I was not sure what it was until after I photographed it and got rid of it. I have noticed that my tomatoe plant was being eaten by something. But I could not find what was causing the damage.

All those white things on the Hornworm are wasp larva. The larva feed off of the worm and are helpful in the garden.

These devastating worms turn into the beautiful Hummingbird Moth.

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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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A Little Indigo

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Water Fountain

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