Monday Report Week 17

Remember that birdhouse gourd volunteer plant I wrote about  before?

I told you I thought I’d let it grow just to see what happens.

Well, birdhouse gourds are what’s happening.

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I probably should have thinned out the plants a little.

But they seem to be doing fine, even though they’re a  little lot crowded.

Speaking of volunteer plants.

The Captain was out mowing the weeds in the pasture that the horses don’t seem to have a taste for….

when he found this.

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It was growing several feet from my compost pile, inside the pasture fence.

No, my compost pile is not inside the pasture, but on my side of the fence.

He didn’t know what it was.

He waited until he could get my attention, then called me out to identify it.

Some little critter had relocated a zucchini seed for me.

This is how big the zucchini was when we found it.

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Boo had to take it down to show Mamaw and Papaw.

Papaw told him it was not a zucchini.

It was an alien pod.

We had to carefully cut it open to be sure.

Because you never know what form they will take if they ever come to visit Earth.

Can you imagine the commotion it would have caused if something would have popped out of there when we cut into it.

Monday Report – Week 8

There’s a whole lotta bloomin’ goin’ on ’round here.

Cantelope

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Cucumber

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Green bean

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Pumpkin

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I’m still pinching off the tomato blooms, waiting for the plants to get well established.

Soon, I will stop pinching them off and let the tomatoes grow.

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Summer squash

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I just love the big orange blooms of the squash.

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Zucchini

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Banana pepper

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I’ve worked hard on the garden this year.

Worked around Mother Nature and everybody else who needs me for this and that.

There’s still plenty more work to do.

Weeding, hoeing, tilling, mulching with grass clippings……

But, for us gardners, vegetable lovers, preservers…..

It is worth every dirty, sweaty, exhaustive minute.

Monday Report – Week 7

With all this rain we’ve been having the garden has been flourishing.

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Unfortunately, so have the weeds.

I can water and water and it just doesn’t do what the rain can do.

I believe that God puts something special in the rain to make things grow.

You know, his own special miracle grow stuff. I’ll call it vitamin G.

Look how big the leaves on the zucchini have gotten…..

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The green beans are starting to climb…..

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Most of my green beans didn’t come up. So I had to pre-sprout more seeds and replant them. They are doing great.

And I believe I have blueberries. Yay!!

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And in case you were wondering about the herbs I planted…..

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They are really slow growers.

Last Friday, I looked outside to find this…..

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I have no idea what happened. The other three pots were in their respective spots on the porch bannister.

So the thyme pictured above is no more.

The others are having a hard time growing. They keep getting flooded……

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Each day I dump the water from the top of them.

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 There are no drainage holes in the bottom of these pots.

All in all, the garden is doing well.

How about yours?