Almost all of my seeds in my garden have sprouted! I am so happy about that because I started late this year.
Not only late, but the first few days were raw and cold. I really wondered if the seeds would take.
My two rows of sweet corn are coming along but are slower than the couple of rows of colored corn. I love that
are showing their fine blades through the soil. I have never tried Cosmic Purple carrots before but I hear they are very sweet. Here is
a photo of what they are supposed to look like………….pretty cool huh? And of course you can’t beat the rainbow carrots! Here they are….
You never know what you are going to get with these. I tried gold rush Zucchini this year and regular Zucchini. The gold rush is a yellow variety that looks like this…. They are both up and growing nicely.
I planted 3 different kinds of cucumbers. A pickling cuke, a long cuke, and a short vined one. On some, all of the seeds came up and others are a bit slow. My Watham butternut squash is coming up nicely and two new squashes I planted
this year, are Vermicelli Spaghetti and Red Eye.They are up and growing well. The red eye is supposed to be a good eating squash, and is fun for fall decorating.
I planted two different types of pumpkin. One is called Spookie…. It produces heavy yields of 7” across bright orange pumpkins. They have strong stems, very flavorful flesh, great for pies and for carving. Another variety I have tried in the past and the seeds never sprouted, is Lumina. The seed company gave me a free packet to try this year and they came up!! They are a white variety of pumpkin! Here’s a photo of one carved…… Cool huh? The orange flesh usually shows through from what I am told.
I have yet to get tomatoes but still plan on doing that. The only thing I forgot were sunflowers….I planted a variety that surprises me with many different colors.
Aren’t they pretty? So that’s it…..next time I will try to get some photos.
I saw a picture of Obie the other day on my computer and it just about tore my heart out. It sure does take time to get over our furry loved ones. I have started volunteering at a food bank in my town twice a month. It’s been really rewarding. I have had to cut back because of physical ailments but hope to do more in a different capacity. I worked with a woman from our local cooperative extension, to create a little cookbook of monthly food samplings that she brings in for the clients to taste. That was a lot of work but it was fun seeing their faces when they received it!~~
Our construction continues. I think I mentioned Lowe’s was replacing our kitchen floor. What a job that was! The two brothers that work for Lowe’s came here and did a fantastic job!! The first day it looked like someone blew up my kitchen. By the third day it was beautiful and looked almost identical to the original floor….without the grout crumbling! Now when I vacuum the floor, I don’t hear the PING PING PING of the grout flying up into the vacuum!! That’s a plus! Our newest bit of construction is ripping out carpet on a set of stairs and replacing them with Maple wood stairs. I will get pictures to show you as always!~~
This weekend I am going to try and get by to visit you all. For all of you that come by here….Thanks!!! You’re the best!! You know who you are…..you wonderful women you!!! See you soon……..And stay cooooooooooooooool……….