Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gardens Week 14

The pumpkin and butternut squash vines, as well as the bean plants, are starting to deteriorate, which I guess proves summer is turning into fall...
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The lettuce isn't growing as thickly or quickly as earlier this summer, but we've still managed to get a good sized salad once or twice a week, still leaving some leaves on each plants so they don't die off
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Lettuce, carrots, and cucumbers, all from our own garden!
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We never did get around to planting more radishes to try a second attempt at growing them. I wonder if it's too late now?
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Em's butternut squash are picking up in size, but they took so dang long to get started, I'm worried they won't fully ripen before the vines die off
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Some of the pumpkins are starting to turn a bit orange. I've heard once they start turning orange, they stop growing... If that's true, then our largest pumpkin is going to be about the size of a soccer ball, with random sizes down from there. Nothing spectacular, but at least we have pumpkins!
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Connor says this one looks like a jelly bean!
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3 comments:

Kaci said...

I'm sad to see summer go, but I love the fall colors! Hope the pumpkins keep growing, how exciting. Maybe Hagrid needs to do a little magic to make them huge? =)

CJ that's one big jelly bean!

Betsy said...

Love the jelly bean one!!!

Cindy Lou Who said...

I went to a garden nursery and asked why my radishes weren't doing good, and was told Radishes are a Fall crop - and they can't tolerate any heat of any kind. So try again!