a Topsy Turvy hung over deck
This is the second year using the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter. I will probably keep using this planter even though it does have a list of cons to put against the pros.
The Pros are, it is cool to have this clever gardening device hanging over the deck and just walking over and picking cherry tomatoes. ...continue reading
Can't go into Fran's Victory Garden without a large basket. Cucumbers, pole beans, winter squash, bush squash, plum tomatoes and artichokes from a trip into the garden.
a Wormy Cauliflower
Who would believe I would put garbage on the Internet? A week+ ago Fran said I should pick the cauliflower. I was greedy and lazy. Greedy because I wanted the cauliflower to get bigger, and lazy because I put off the picking. Well I got around to picking the cauliflower and cursed at my waiting too long, threw it in the yard waste and posted this picture, the garbage, on the internet.
the Winter Squash from a ladder on the deck
the Winter Squash from outside the fence
This is our first year for Winter Squash, a fun to grow plant for the Victory Garden. It grows aggressively and produces a lot. It would like a garden much larger than Fran's Victory Garden. It is not easy to tell from the pics, but, the plant has grown about five feet or more in every direction from the spot it was planted. On the paths, I turn the runners back toward the plot. Where it stays on the plot, it has overrun the Cabbages, Cauliflower and is threatening the peppers.
We haven't cooked with them yet, but I hear that they make a better pie than pumpkin. Here are some other Butternut Squash Recipes.
a Sunny Cornucopia and a gift Lavender plant
New harvests in this last week or so have been plum tomatoes (squirrels like them), pole beans are just starting, cucumbers slowing down, and the firsts of the winter squash.
The last few weeks have been busy, Dental Surgery, recovery, Battle with the Baby Bunnies, weed whacking the garden paths, and a family reunion have come before blogging about Fran's Victory Garden. Just now the garden is bountifully producing, We have fresh garden veggies in many dishes, healthy for us. We are also giving produce to family when they visit. Come to our house and leave the car unlocked and you will find a zucchini in it when you leave. ...continue reading