Monday, April 11, 2011

Cucumbers!

We have cucumbers on the vines! They are about 2" long now, we should have some in a salad this weekend, unless I eat them all before they make it into the house.

We will have tomatoes by the end of April. We have lots of nice tomatoes on the vines, and a ton of blooms. I grow only indeterminate vines, as I will have more than enough to eat, preserve, and share from them. I don't look forward to having all my produce come in at once, so I have to do something with 3 bushels of fruit at once. Lazy me.....

Some of the tomatoes from the generic sales are Brandywines and some are Large Red Cherry, (one of my favorites!), so I am very pleased with that deal. No cardboard tomatoes so far.

I am going to be in trouble with the squash. I planted lots of seeds, with the idea that I could share some plants with friends, but I had no takers, and now the plants are too large to transplant, so I am going to be sneaking around in the dark, putting squash on people's porches. I will probably get dog-bit...

I will be giving zuchinni away too, but I should not have any problem with eggplant. I only have one eggplant plant. That will be plenty for us.

My Dad planted a whole pack of eggplant seeds one year. He was going crazy with all that eggplant, LOL. He said people were avoiding him...he finally put it on the side of the road with a sign that read "FREE! PLEASE HELP YOURSELF!"

We planted okra last Saturday, along with purple hull peas. I am racking my brain, trying to figure out what to plant after the lettuce and broccoli are done. My mind goes blank when I realize that it is going to be May already, and I really don't have any ideas. Maybe some yard long beans, or maybe I will broadcast a cutting garden and grow flowers.

5 comments:

janie said...

I am quite aggravated with this post. I published it yesterday, but had to edit it as it is all crammed together, and I hate that. It will not allow any spaces between paragraphs, so it went to my draft files. I will have to figure out how to fix it, but don't have time right this minute.

NellJean said...

I read it anyway. Field Peas and Butterbeans could follow your cool crops. More Okra. You can't have too much okra and it loves hot weather.

ancient one said...

Read it fine... and my mouth is watering... we never get a good tomato until July...we don't even have any in the ground yet...but maybe this weekend!!! You are going to be busy with all that canning and sneaking around with those squash..LOL

janie said...

I figured it out! Hooray! Something like that just drives me nuts!

Field peas and Butterbeans sounds wonderful- we love both of them, even in the same meal.

I don't know why it is, but this garden this year is the prettiest garden we have had in many years. Things just seem to be busting out of the ground, ready to grow! I even have marigolds in the garden this year.

Sadly, my Laura Bush petunias did not come back this year. I guess the cold weather got them. I can plant some more. They are always so pretty in with the herbs.

Becky said...

I'm a big basil fan myself. Ed is just planting the seeds inside now. It won't be really safe to transplant it outside until June. You would probably have pesto before I do and nothing goes better with tomatoes!