Gardening 101 Week 20

I have beans! I saw a few small ones early this week and then was checking everything out this weekend and lifted up some leaves and found some full size beans! And more then just a few. I’m already looking forward to some fresh green beans this week for dinner. 

The green beans
The green beans

And my zucchini is nuts. And if we happen to miss one one day, then by a day or two later it’s giant. I don’t think we’ll have to plant any zucchini next year, we’ll shred this years and freeze it and have plenty to spare. Also if we are invaded by an alien race this week we can feed them zucchini to keep them occupied. 

The zucchini (with the beans and broccoli we picked in one day)
The zucchini (with the beans and broccoli we picked in one day)

I do have a question, why do pumpkin plants have to be soo prickly? I’m just trying to figure out how many I have set on and see how they are doing and in the end my legs and arms are covered in scratches and I still am no closer to the answer. I think we’ll have enough to carve this year (at least from the ones I can find!).  

One of the pumpkins that I can actually get to
One of the pumpkins that I can actually get to

I’m getting some broccoli as well. And I have a ton of peppers set on. Hoping that they decide to ripen the same time as my tomatoes because I’m looking forward to making some awesome salsa in the weeks to come. And some spaghetti sauce as well. I’m already licking my lips. I promise I’ll share my recipes!

Peppers
Peppers
Tomato!
Tomato!

And remember how none of my melons made it? I don’t know why I worried so much, I have two watermelons and one cantaloup that decided to grown all on their own. I’ve never grown melons in that part of the garden and so I don’t know if the rollertator spread some old seeds over there or how exactly those plants came to be. But I even have a few small melons set on. Hopefully they grow enough before it gets too cold.

Melon plants
Melon plants
Baby watermelon
Baby watermelon

The bunny that ate all my morning glories has been missing. But now in his absence I have a ton of little morning glories popping up. At this rate they will all be big enough to actually bloom about the time the first frost sets in and all I’ll get out of them is a bunch of dead vines to untangle out of my lattice work. But maybe they will look pretty for a week or so…here’s hoping. 

Morning Glories
Morning Glories

Hope everyone is enjoying some of the first fruits of their gardens and hard work. Keep at it and enjoy! 

Advertisements