You know how gremlins* that get wet multiply? Apparently the same principle holds true for gardens.
I know. CRAZY, right? Plants like water?!?!
Side note: I once sat through an hour long scientific talk and the speaker concluded with the statement “So, in a nutshell, what I’ve told you is that plants need water to live.”
Above: On July 8th.
Below: On July 18th.
Ten days, people! TEN DAYS!!
Check out in theupper right corner – there is a rogue hubbard squash vine. That shit is BONKERS! I only have three plants, but they are taking over the garden.
If you aren’t familiar with hubbard squash, they get huge. I might have a problem on my hands in a few month. A happy problem.
They start out small though.
A few more garden highlights from yesterday’s photo session:
First zucchini baby!
First and only (blurry) tomato baby!
First okra (blurry, again. Stupid iphone) baby!
Watermelon radish that is growing out of the soil.
Root vegetable, my arse.
And lastly, PURPLE GREEN BEANS!!! (Purple beans?)
I wish these stayed purple, but they turn green when cooked. How? Magic.
The squash (all of them – winter varieties and the zucchini and yellow crooknecks and yellow pattypan and green pattypan – yeah I got a little squash happy this year) are shading out the lettuces and the radishes, but that’s okay. It’s a little too hot for those guys right now anyway.
The cucumbers (fun fact: cukes are in the same family as the squashes) aren’t doing great.
I love pickles too, so I’m heading out to do the cucumber dance right now. No videos, you’ll just have to use your imagination.
How’s your garden? Have you started eating the fruits of your labor yet?
*Yeah, I know. It’s actually the mogwai that multiply, they only turn into gremlins if they are fed after midnight. Gremiln sounds better and most people wouldn’t get the reference if I said Mogwai, though. Right?