Sprouting & Fruiting

Last Thursday was the last time I spent any considerable time in the gardening, deciding to weed each of our beds and then water them. I was glad I did that then because Friday afternoon we had a wonderful, drenching rain that got me out of watering for the next two days. I ended up in the garden Sunday evening to check on things and found a lot had happened in those three days.


Chris planted several varieties of beans last weekend and they finally began to sprout. These dragon tongue beans are a bushing variety so no poles for them.


More of the dill flowers are slowly switching to seeds. I’ve been harvesting the heads to save for seed but also for cooking.


Asparagus beans are also called yard-long beans. I’m excited to tree these out, they were my choice to grow.


The onions are bulking up a little bit more but some in another bed are already starting to flop over. Chris has been reading up on drying and storing them, which I should also do. I have already eaten a couple of the smaller ones that flopped over and they are delicious!


Chris’ corn is getting tall and luscious. I can’t wait to roast some of the ears, butter them up, dash some salt on it and them chow down!


I was mostly surprised by the amount of cucumbers already ready for picking. I’m going to wait for a few others that will fatten up in a day or two and then pickle them. We still have many jars of pickles from the fall so I’m not quite sure how I will manage to eat them all!


The tomatoes have been getting wild and crazy and I keep telling them to turn red already! I spent some time getting some of the vines back into the cages and tying up others that have gone too wild.


For many years I’ve wanted to grow this popular variety and am happy to have it growing this year. I hope it is as good as everyone raves about.


Despite growing a Monsanto owned plant (we put it unknowingly—won’t happen again) this little tomato variety, we have two of them, is loaded down with fruit. I hope to turn them into a nice batch of pasta sauce.


Sungold’s are one of my favorite pick ’em as you walk by type tomatoes. They are so good!


The yellow pear are also rather weighed down with fruit and I hope they are tasty too.

All in all, it was a happy little tour of the garden after several days away.

Comments 4

  1. chel wrote:

    I have to learn NOT to go out there twice a day. I bet things would be so much more exciting if I didn’t spend so much time hovering over everything. (But I can’t help it!)

    Posted 23 Apr 2012 at 10:15 am
  2. Chris wrote:

    Need to make more claussen style pickles! yummmm

    Posted 24 Apr 2012 at 12:13 am
  3. Curtis wrote:

    I can’t believe you already have cucumbers. That’s depresses me.

    Posted 25 Apr 2012 at 12:06 am
  4. Mom wrote:

    That made me hungry. Yes, yes more classen pickles!!! Send them to mine and Curtis’s house. I will pay for supplies! 😉

    Posted 25 Apr 2012 at 4:20 pm

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