Aug 18, 2011


it seems we might get something out of the garden this summer. this is how the tomato/ gourd plantantion looked a couple of weeks ago...

there are plenty of buds like these.

this is the biggest one so far. i wish i had written down what i planted...i have no idea if this pumpkin is edible or just for halloween decoration.

bees are keeping themselves busy.

the other day certain someone called me and said there is a big yellow thing that looks like a banana in the garden...well, i was quite aware of this zucchini.

tomatoes are only now starting to ripen.

this one was very juicy, the best tomato he ever ate said certain somenone. it was a truly tasty one, i must say.

i was sad to see that something had had a bite of this one...

i've tried corn many times, this is the first they grow over a meter high!

if the weather stays somewhat warm for a few weeks, we might actually, for the first time, get to eat home grown corn!

the "herb garden" is bursting...the two kind of thyme on the right got huge, as did the mint. i had read that mint will outgrow everything, but did i believe it? nope. there are only some many mojitos one can drink...i need to look for a mint jelly recipe...

as i was weeding the thymes, i found this. i have no idea what kind of mushroom it is and i plan to play it safe and not eat it.

it looks like i will get coriander seeds as well. i planted some coriander but thought that nothing comes up, didn't for months, suddenly there are tall stalks with flowers and seeds...

this big planted had over grown spinach in it, i tore it out, roots and all. couple of weeks later i noticed something green popping up...

low and behold, we're getting a second harvest of spinach!

now quickly to mom's patch at the cottage and her tomatoes.

they seemed to be ripening much earlier than mine.

there is carrots, parsnips, lettuce, dill, parsley and beets that seem to be especially tasty...

...well, at least the leaves. a rabbit has been visiting and eating only the beet leaves, sgtrange.

back at the shack...the composter is working quite well. i'm planning to start a new patch for gourds next summer, the compost will got to that patch.

ps. the white mushroom had opened up and revealed the telltale markings of a destroying angel (amanita virosa), which is deadly i'm afraid to remove it from the patch


  1. ah you're so lucky to have a garden! I'm jealous!!
    I love your herb pot. I'm going to start one, too.

    My mother gardens seriously and her three tomato plants fed her and all her friends, with more left over. And they were delicious, too.

    Good for you for gardening!

  2. oh, herb pots are so easy! you really should try it!

    i had wanted a proper garden for so many years. it never seemed to happen, so this year i got those "growing sacks" that have everything a plant needs in them, you just add water about once a easy is that!

    however, one of these springs, after my wrist is ok again, i will start a real garden...


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