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Archive for the month “July, 2012”

Cucumbers and Flowers


The weather this week is in the low 80s. It’s actually nice and not too hot. Although the cilantro started bolting, the other hot weather veggies are loving it!

Cukes, curcubit, or cucumbers are the vegetable for this weeks harvest. Mr. Wonderful was surprised by them, in a good way. I was surprised too! If you notice those bumps on the skin, they have really small, but sharp thorns on them, something I didn’t expect. This is the first time I really harvested cukes. I will be pickling them this evening and posting about it later.

Roses from the front yard were already put in when we purchased the house. I will definitely be keeping these. I place them in the restrooms and they make them smell so lovely, instead of you know what!

The zinnias I planted earlier this summer are starting to bloom. They don’t really have a smell to them, but the have amazing color and are great for cut flowers! I’m hoping there will be more blooms when we have our housewarming party in a couple of weeks.

Hope all is growing well in your garden!


Weekly Update

Updates are difficult for me, so I’m making it my goal to at least update once a week, even if it’s a short update. So, first on the list of things is the temperature for the week and the growing cucumbers. The weather looks like it’s going to be a bit cooler this week compared to last week and the cucumbers are growing pretty well. There are so much flowers and tiny little cucumbers. so cute!





baby cucumbers
cucumber flower


The green beans are growing like crazy compared to everything else I’ve ever planted. This is the first time growing runner beans. I figure I would try to have it run on our patio gate. They’re growing in the same pot that I’ve planted the lime trees and some marigold.


green beans in pot


The lettuce is still growing great. I can’t believe they haven’t bolted yet. It’s been really hot the past 2 weeks. I’m not quite sure the varieties, they were from a lettuce green mix.

baby lettuce greens


baby lettuce green


Mustard greens are so interesting. The colors and the taste. I took a bite, and it tastes exactly like mustard!!, but not us strong. I love mustard!


mustard leaf


The tomatoes went into my stew tonight. There was a split on one of them.


tomato harvest from volunteers


The zinnias are growing bright and cute. They’re tiny little flowers, only about an inch and a half wide.

zinnia lilliput


zinnia lilliput


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