Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day Harvest

Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!

I was hoping to harvest some corn today but it isn't ready. I have come to the conclusion that the corn is not getting enough sun.

As always ckick on the photos for larger view.

Photo Below: Today's harvest came in at 2 pounds putting my total harvest at 39 pounds.

Photo Below: I have not paid much attention to the small wonder spaghetti squash. Just waiting for the 9 of them to ripen. Well yesterday I saw this...

...and this...

I have eight more for a total of 17 on two plants! I don't know if they will all ripen before the Fall shade takes over. I will keep you posted.

Photo Below: I pulled out the snap peas and planted a handful of pole beans... or so I thought. I mixed up the seed packet and put in bush beans. When I realized what I had done I didn't want to dig out the seeds so I just planted some pole beans as well. They are all starting to come up and it only took three days for them to sprout and within a few days some of them are already 3 to 4 inches tall.

Photo Below: The carrots in bed 4 have already sprouted. Thanks Granny! Your tip worked really well for me.

Photo Below: I pulled the rest of the garlic out of bed 4. I'll leave them out in the sun for a week or more to dry. Now that I know I can grow garlic.. though they did not get very big this time. I will try again.

Next post... Pumpkins, peppers and pumpkin on a stick.


  1. MMMM I love spaghetti squash. It's my favorite. I love a little butter and parm. cheese on it.

  2. I have my garlic, some shallots and a big head of dill hanging to dry from the patio rafters...they make such a pretty picture I hate to take them down! Still no cucumbers or tomatoes here, but I spotted two cucmbers that should reach the table in 2-3 days!

  3. How can you tell when garlic is ready to pull? This is my first year growing it. Do you just wait for it to flop over like onions?

  4. Jenn,

    Yes just like onions :-)


  5. Hope every thing's okay... we haven't heard from you in a few weeks. =)

  6. Hi Jenn,

    All is good. A lot going on at home and have had visitors from Switzerland. I think I'll be posting tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for checking in :-)