Archive | July, 2008

Gazanias, Mountain Dew Jelly and More!

17 Jul

Some of the gazanias we have seem to start out red and then fade to pink.

The mystery plants that turned out to be forget-me-nots start out a sapphire blue and then fade to baby blue.

Now that we have some heat we are starting to see some baby squash-

and blossoms on the sugar baby watermelon plants.

Good thing I have my little helper around for all this work.

But one thing this little helper isn’t allowed to help with is canning.  Yesterday I made Mountain Dew jelly.  This concoction  is for adults only!  Too much sugar!

I’m not sure what the fair judges will think of this entry but oh well . . .


Staring Me in the Face

8 Jul

I walked out to the garden this morning to realize I had sugar snap peas galore.  When did they grow, overnight??  I hadn’t noticed them before.

We have too much lettuce. . . I need to harvest and will have to give lots away.  I wish we had more of these blueberries though  . . .

Somehow I don’t think 3 blueberries will satiate Andrew.  He has had some strawberries here and there out of the garden but not really enough for a serving yet.

I got so impatient about the potatoes I just had to pull one up to see if it was doing anything and Surprise!  they are producing!

I have been getting some more perennial seeds ready for starting- next year our yard is going to be a rainbow of things I hope.  Here’s what popped open this morning-

My mystery plants turned out to be Chinese Forget-Me-Nots.  Yeah, I forgot the forget me nots . . . They are like little sapphires. . .just gorgeous.

In the next 30 days I have 30 fair entries to get ready for.  Andrew and I are on a ribbon winning mission!!