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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 22

July 9, 2007 - 2:05 PM

A short trip to the garden today was well worth it! Here is a photo walk through... sorry if this makes this page load slowly.

Eggplant flower

We have flowers on the eggplants! Yeah!! They are on 3 of 4 of the plants. We fenced them in a few weeks ago because we heard a fence helps hold up the eggplants. They have been growing tall as plants for a while but this is the first sign of new life on them for sure!

Yucky Bugs

Ew! This little stinker and his brother are having their way on the edamame. I need to get some new bug stuff for these little bug-ers for sure. Ew!

Beans, beans and more beans

Yeah! We are finally seeing beans that look like beans! My bible of gardening book said a few beans today means a whole lotta beans tomorrow. Now, if you remember we planted two rows of beans, two different types. This type is getting ready to go for harvest while the other type is sitting pretty still waiting for godot? Either way, it is definitely nice so that way we don't have too many beans at once.

Onion Patch

I have been nervous about our onion patch for a while. A couple weeks ago I was reading in our garden bible book and it said that if the leaves turn brown then the onion is ready. I then saw a brown onion and pulled it... no not ready but yucky! Some bug had gotten to it and it was rotten. Then, I saw another one in the red onion line that was brown, I pulled it... no not ready but a Siamese twin. I have been giving these guys a lot of extra attention lately hoping they will hang in there. I love onions and I will be really bummed it they don't work. I did notice some yellow ones that are looking healthy and big so we'll see what is happening on the bottoms in a little bit.

Teeny Tiny Cantalope

I should have put my hand in this photo. This cantaloupe plants leaves are no bigger than a dime. This is one of the 20 cent plants we bought on clearance a few weeks ago and are trying to bring back to life. It is actually working. I do not know if it will make it to harvest, but It is going to be fun trying to revive him!

Teeny Tiny Zuc

About the size of my pinkie. The odd thing is, the plants leaves are only the size of a cantaloupe. I have no idea what this tiny zucchini is thinking, but we are going to see what will happen in the next week. In any event, our 3 zucchini plants look ill, we are thinking they have squash borers. I can't find the entry hole, but we are still looking. We never put a collar or aluminum foil around these guys so any bug is possible.

Miriam's Pool

Miriam just loves getting wet at the garden these days. She just finds the biggest body of water and climbs on in.

Ezekiel and the 14

One thing we have grown is cucumbers!

Response to Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 22

  • Alicia S. said on July 9, 2007 - 4:30 PM

    I really liked the stir fry a lot!

  • Blakely said on July 9, 2007 - 4:38 PM

    Thanks for the update Dana!! We're hoping to be able to harvest something from our garden this week. We're most excited about the beans, but we don't have any that look like your picture yet.

  • Dana said on July 9, 2007 - 5:10 PM

    Thanks Alicia! On Saturday, our beans did not look like this either. this just happened since then! I just got a new cookbook, The Silver Palate - the 25th Anniversary Edition, it is lovely! It has this yummy recipe for beans that I made on Sunday and it was so good! I can't wait to make it again! I am really excited to try this tomato recipe with brie! Oh my!

  • Leslie said on July 10, 2007 - 7:14 PM

    Hey Dana! I left you a msg on your phone about some zucchini :) If you have a couple extra cucumbers I would love some!! :)

  • Dana said on July 11, 2007 - 12:44 AM

    Yeah and yeah! You may take some cucs no problem! Also, I will totally snatch that zuc! How much fun is this?!

  • leslie said on July 11, 2007 - 8:35 AM

    Sweetness!! Thanks friend! BTW did you see our roma tomatos are finally starting to turn RED!! :)

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