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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 23

July 16, 2007 - 10:51 AM

Now that I am owner of a garden, the sound of rain in the summer is music to my ears!  Our garden has needed a good rain for the last few weeks.  Hooray for the rain today!  Keep it comin'!

I heard from Maren that cilantro needs to be tended in some fashion.  Bummer!  They are bushes!  I have researched that I should have done something to them long ago and they are now just making seeds.  Bummer again!  I had bought seedlings super cheap and just thought they'd grow.  i now know that I should have planted seeds and that I should have sown them every 2 weeks.  I also now know they bolt in warm weather.  I also now know that I could harvest coriander but I have no idea what I would use it for yet.  They do make the garden smell pretty though and I heard their smell is a nice insect repellent!

cilantro bushes

We have SO many cherry tomatoes!  Our tumbling toms are producing so many!  I harvested a bunch last night and there were just as many, if not more, waiting to still be picked!  Not to mention another 6 dozen green and growing!  I hear that cherry tomatoes can be good on pizzas and I am hoping to try that soon!

I am a little bummed that I did not get 2 Roma plants like I thought.  One that I picked up in the Roma section is definitely not a Roma plant.  I don't know what type of tomato plant it is, but something like a Champion I think.  Either way, I got 3 red Romas the other day, how exciting!  One of our tomato plants has yellow leaves on the west side.  I need to research why that is now too.  I have heard it is either lack of nitrogen or a type of fungus mold.  I think I will ask the gardener this week what to do.  Our eggplants have it too on the west side.  I don't know if it a coincidence or not?

toad and cantalope

Toad family in the cantaloupe.  So, Hunter Thomas was frognapped or eaten by a bird from the home Jeremiah made him.  However, I was watering the cantaloupe plant, which is growing quite nice, and lo-and-behold there was a big Mama toad sitting there.  I think they must like the bedding around the cantaloupe and have made it their home.  That is fine by me, eat all the bugs you want toady and get nice and big!

We are harvesting beans galore!  I can literally stop by the garden for our daily veggies!  How much fun!  The boys really like the beans too.  Josh stir fryed them for us last night, and they were OH so good!  Our edamame are still having bug issues.  I have now resorted to killing the bugs by hand, er... foot, as the case may be.  

Cucumber swords are growing!  They are so long the boys think they are swords!  Ouc cucumber plant is trying to take over!  I have it caged, but it is not big enough!  It is now stretching over to the nearby tomato plant cages and grabbing hold and is on his way to the eggplant cages.  What do I do?


Bountiful harvest!  Last night I went to pick up some beans for dinner and ended up with more than I could handle!  A cucumber and pepper just fell into my hands and the cherry tomatoes were so plentiful I just couldn't resist.  I ended up using a big cabbage leaf to transport them to home. 

Leslie is growing squash and they are so pretty!  Her zucchini plant too is producing like crazy!  My zu

Response to Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 23

  • Leslie said on July 16, 2007 - 2:51 PM

    YAY for rain is right!!! I was doing a little rain dance this morning when i heard it was raining... yay!!! :) BTW, I think there is another Zucchni that is close to getting ready to be done... feel free to snatch it! :) We still have a few in our fridge.. I am gonna make zucchni bread! :) And you cucumbers are HUGEE!!! I probably saw at least 10 - 15 on there :) way to go!

  • Leah said on July 16, 2007 - 3:05 PM

    I was WAY excited for the rain too! Besides our garden we just planted a clearance (kind of sick) tree in our front yard last week. i have been watering it all week, but knew that a good rain was what it needed! Hurray!

  • Dana said on July 16, 2007 - 4:18 PM

    I know, I know! Please take some more of them if you like. I had no idea this plant would produce SOO many! Crazy! And I will totally snag that zucchini next time! Yum!

  • Amy said on July 18, 2007 - 12:20 PM

    I gave up growing cilantro a couple of years ago because it always bolted faster than I could do anything with it...I wasn't ever good enough at planting just a tiny bit every couple of weeks. Who could anticipate weeks in advance when you were going to use it!

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