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Blonde Bombshell #2

This is the silky part of corn. It looks like blonde hair free flowing in the wind. I previously did one like it a few years ago Blonde Bombshell.


“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

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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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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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Birdhouse Gourd Flower

This is a flower on my Birdhouse gourd plants. Once the flower opens it only last for 1 day. Then it closes up and starts to turn brown.

I cannot wait to see the Birdhouse gourds begin to form. Hopefully it won’t take to long.

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Babies Galore

I believe Image from 2017?

This is a Hen and Chick plant that was my Grandmother’s. She had it for many years in a decorative tire planter.

The plant had outgrown the tire plant so it wasd time for some new pots.

I gave away half and transplanted the other half into several different pots.

Here is the one I transplanted into a strawberry pot in May 2018.

In 13 months it has taken over the strawberry pot and I am considering taking some of the “babies” off and giving them their own pots.

I might just let it keep growing as is and watch it take over the log it sits on.

What’s your opinion?

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After the Storm

Worrying does not take away

tomorrow’s troubles,

It takes away today’s peace.

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What A Difference

In my garden I ran out of space in one of the raised beds that I was putting my cabbage in so I put the last two in a container and used differennt soil, Miracle-Gro Organics. What a difference!

Now I started both plants as seeds so they are the same “age”.

Look how big the leaves are on the one that had the Miracle-Gro Organics! I will continue to use this product for all future plantings.

Unfortunately Mr. Gerald Goph-Hog had a nice meal with the other beautiful cabbage…oh and I found out he lives under my deck.

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Like cotton

The Birdhouse gourd is another plant that I am growing in my garden. This plant seems to grow about 6 inches or more a day. As of today it is almost 5 feet tall already. Per different sites I read it can get upto 30 feet long in some cases. I hope not in this case since my trellis is only 18 feet.

Birdhouse Gourd

The leaves are pretty big and Arai wanted to touch them he says that they feel like cotton. I had to see for myself and it really does feel like cotton.

Arai and Amanee in the garden.

The kids ate just as excited as I am about how we are watching our plants become food.

Oh…. my pea flowers have turned into peas!

Peas!

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Gardening With the Grands

This year I decided to start a vegetable garden. My initial intention was only to try my luck with luffa gourds but that grew into birdhouse gourds other vegetables.

I have carrots (which some critters ate all the tops off), cabbage, tomatoes, onions, corn, red skinned potatoes, white potatoes & sweet potatoes, peas, string beans and watermelon.

I am finding that gardening is more work than I thought but I do enjoy it. Another time for some peace of mind.

Arai has been asking to help in the garden so I got him and my other grand-kids, his friends, (all the little kids call me mom-mom) to help plant some corn seedlings.

My peas have begun to bloom

First Bloom of the season

More images to follow in the coming days.

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