Back to the Garden

September 2, 2009 at 9:00 am 11 comments

We haven’t been in the garden lately.  I’ve been blessed with rain and extra hands but I’ve missed visiting on a daily, sometimes twice daily basis.

Here is what has been going on while I was away.

garden bean flour in the corn

I discovered that not all of my beans died and they have even begun to flower.

garden clem bennet heirloom sweet corn

I have two different varieties of corn that are doing well.  The one above is an heirloom sweet corn called Clem Bennet.  Below is a Blue Pop Popcorn Variety.

garden blue pop corn

I even spotted a couple ears beginning to bulge and  show silks!

garden corn silks

I love how the cucumber flowers have mini cucumbers sneaking up behind them on the stem.

garden cucumber flour

But even better than that is a cucumber ready for one of my Thinglets to pick for tonight’s salad!

garden cucumber

Eggplant flowers are amazingly pretty and I have two varieties to pick from.  I can’t wait to make Barbequey Ratatouille with my garden fresh eggplant.

garden eggplant flour

garden eggplant flour 2

This jalapeno was so well disguised beneith the dark similiarly shaped leaves I didn’t even spot it until it was near seven inches long!

garden jalapeno

 Below my re purposed crib rails protect the lettuce from the hot sun and provide a trellis for the cucumbers to climb.

garden lettuce patch

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ali @ The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen  |  September 2, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Wow Jessie – looks like you have an amazing garden, how fun!! 🙂

    Reply
    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am

      Lots of fun, thanks!

      Reply
  • 3. Sharyl Williams  |  September 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Love Love Love the crib rails! I had a garden a long time ago – you make me want to do it again,

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    • 4. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

      You should! Container gardening is pretty low maintenance especially if you can rig a reservoir under large pots! 5 gallon buckets inside eachother work but aren’t pretty unless you paint them. Doesn’t matter once the plant takes over especially with vining squashes and such. Bush beans (green beans), tomatoes, strawberries all do well that way. Go for it!

      Reply
  • 5. Cheryl  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I’m trying hard not to envious. I did pretty well keeping up with my garden this year…but the last three weeks I allowed it to turn into a weed bed again. I love the crib walls! Brilliant.

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    • 6. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:51 am

      No one said I don’t have weeds 🙂 that’s why I only do close ups! hee hee! To top it all off my peas died after only one small harvest, my pumpkin and zuchinni sprouted late so they are only just flowering and the plants are stunted. I probably won’t get a harvest from them. Those are not to be envied! 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Honey Mommy  |  September 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I love growing a garden! Just this morning I picked 5 large bowls FULL of tomatoes. Now if only I weren’t going to spend my labor day making salsa or spaghetti sauce!

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    • 8. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      There’s always sun dried tomatoes!:)

      Reply
  • 9. gluten free easily (gfe)  |  September 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Those eggplant flowers are beautiful and all the photos make me happy with their amazing life. You are such a great gardener!

    Shirley

    Reply
  • 10. purplemoose  |  September 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    My hubby has jalapenos too, but they are growing in the kitchen window. Just recently they’ve started producing red ones. These are not green ones that are turning, but they are red from the start!

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    • 11. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 14, 2009 at 8:35 am

      Thing 1 ate one of the jalapenos that turned red (not like yours though/already red) he was clawing at his mouth for hours.

      Reply

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