Oct 052009
 

Yesterday I posted my general October update.  Sad that I was corn-less and pumpkin-less.  Well today, whilst I was weeding my garden I made a discovery.  A wee pumpkin.  Given the condition of my plant, not sure if it’s going to make it.  But it’s worth a shot.

one lone baby pumpkin

one lone baby pumpkin

 

I also planted my cool weather veggies: spinach, Brussel sprouts, a salad mix, broccoli and collards.  Fingers crossed.

I may try tomatos  and peppers again.  This July I started them in egg cartons and sat them in our green house.  Not enough sun, so the seedlings were just plan sad.  I’m hoping living in Florida, I can still grow them this late in the season

Oct 042009
 

I really should have been updating a little more often.  But I’ve been super busy.  I have, however, been completely fascinated with the entire process of growing food.  I mean, it just grows out of the ground, not out of wooden crates at your local supermarket.

As I’ve stated before, I have zero green thumb.  My mother grew up on a farm in Texas, went to college and never looked back. (In terms of farming).  My dad, spent a few summers on a farm.  So these people  had NOTHING to offer.  🙂 I had to use books and the net.  I think my plants suffered a bit, b/c  I never knew what could go wrong until it did.  My poor plants had no, as many of our citizens, preventative care.

 

A full view of my garden

A full view of my garden

 

My sweet corn doesn't seem to be producing silk

My sweet corn doesn't seem to be producing silk

The flowers open and die

The flowers open and die on pumpkin plants

flower from pumpkin plant

flower from pumpkin plant

this pumpkin stem does not look good

this pumpkin stem does not look good

The watermelon plant seems to be doing OK

The watermelon plant seems to be doing OK

Tny baby watermelon. I talk to it sometimes

Tiny baby watermelon. I talk to it sometimes

 

I guess it’s going to be a waiting game for these little guys.  My  cucumbers, however, have been doing great.  I picked my first one today.  Go Farmer Me.  Living off the fat of the land, baby!

 

That is the first cucumber I picked

That is the first cucumber I picked

Cucumber Baby Daddy

Cucumber Baby Daddy

 

first pickings

first pickings

yummy with vinegar and pepper

yummy with vinegar and pepper

I tell ya’ll what.  Everyone should taste a fresh cucumber from an organic garden.