Saturday, May 31, 2008

Veggies to Eat!!!

Yummy cooked them up tender-crisp with olive oil, lemon pepper, and salt!
Even the too small ones were good!
This morning the first tomato was perfect ripeness!
Nice size too!
Sliced up with some red wine vinaigrette!
Now I'm looking forward to more treats to come!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Garden Progress

Well, with my Dad's suggestion I went ahead and picked any squash that seemed okay even if they are small still. I think a couple are still too small and may not taste good, but I'll give everything a try! I'm also trying out giving the squash more water at his suggestion too. We think our drippers might not water evenly enough and we might need to put in soaker hose instead.
Canna blooming!!! First of the season!
Also our Dwarf Lily of the Nile is budding out ready to bloom!
Butterfly Bush is huge and blooming and we've planted more plants and seeds in this area!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A few peeks

Sacred Datura blooming

First ripening tomato!!!
Even though we are hand pollinating the squash are still dying after a certain size!!! Very frustrating!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Another Morning Glory and Squash Trouble

Today we had another Blue Star and also a Heavenly Blue Morning Glories bloom today! I think those two varieties compliment each other nice.

Our weather is starting to get hot comes summer!

Here is the new Don Juan blooming nicely and there are sweet pea's blooming with it all doing well, but with the hot weather coming the sweet pea's won't be around much longer.

The corn is starting to really grow, so is the squash, honeydew and tomatoes.
On this side you can see the peppers aren't taking off yet but they'll get there, also there is the watermelon doing great and the strawberries.
Tons of tomatoes!
Our yellow squash (dixie hybrid) even though I learned about pollinating, still you can see the one on the bottom is not doing good...since this is the first time we've grown squash I'm not sure if I should worry or not. I've been on top of pollination since the first one was a loss and I looked up how to grow squash.
Here is the green squash (cocozelle) they seem to be doing well. The one on the bottom I pollonated with a male yellow squash flower since no male flowers were open at the time the flower was open...hope it works!

Here in the center you can see the honeydew flowering!
Yum a nice big strawberry ripening!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

First Morning Glory Bloom

Robot gaurding the Morning Glories
"Blue Star" Morning Glory bloomed today! When we planted in this spot we didn't realize the sun would be moving. It was full sun and now it's mostly in shade but since morning glories are so tough they are tolerating it and growing anyway. After they get tall they will have full sun it's just that the fence shades them right now.