Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Little Harvest

A few of the things my garden gave me this weekend. 
Not shown because they were eaten.... a few more tomatoes, a banana pepper, and about six hot peppers.
 Annoying me again are the nasty vine borers. They managed to wipe out most of my pumpkin plants (the ones with the pumpkins growing of course) and three more zucchini plants. I didn't realize it was happening until it was too late. It was a busy week like that. I managed to dig out one from a zucchini plant, maybe that plant will survive. They are gross bugs. 
I may reseed since it is early in the season.
This guy enjoyed checking out the baby pumpkins.
 I thought I might as well bring them in and enjoy them for a bit....
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It Seems So Obvious..... Now.....

First of all, thank you Pam for hosting Garden Tuesdays. It is such fun to see what other people are doing and sometimes the information can save your garden!
Secondly, thank you Schneider Peeps for posting about the vine borer. Nasty things had gotten into half of my vine plants and I wouldn't have known what was happening if not for you.
Thirdly, pollination is interesting. I know bees are involved..... I know there are some plants that need both male and female for pollination to happen..... that's about it.
My zucchini flowers have not been producing any fruit.
Apparently they are all boys.
How can you tell?
I don't know.
I need to re-sow some that I lost to the wicked vine borers. Maybe I'll get some girls this time.
I thought I was suffering the same fate with my pumpkins.
Then I saw this and it seemed so obvious.
This is a girl.

This is a boy.
Any questions?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Almost Missed It, Garden Tuesday.....

This will be a pumpkin.
This will be a zucchini. If something stops nipping the blossoms off.
This will be a lovely fragrant rose, if the deer stop stripping it.
This turns into,
this and apparently the deer don't like it.
This bad blurry picture is a cucumber. I should have put a ruler next to it, it's only a half inch long.
How does your garden grow?