Thursday, September 8, 2011

KinderGARDENS T is for The End?

Our cucumbers are slowing down to a crawl. We used to not be able to keep up with the 6 inch cucumbers coming off the vines and now we are hoping to get some 2 inchers to make some pickles before they completely die off.

Its getting cold at night here - about 42 degrees and the 70 during the day doesn't feel that warm. We had some rains and now the tomatoes are slow to turn red. Even the okra is slower at growing. I need to rejoice that we are getting to eat from our garden and have even canned a few things.

The funny thing is we are finally getting flowers on our purple beans and a few pepper plants. Now that seems a bit odd to me. Especially when we are picking the dried pintos and cow beans. Things behave differently in different beds, only a few feet from each other.

We tried the 3 sisters planting - corn, beans and squash and it didn't work. Only one squash came up and died. The beans strangled the corn and dragged it down. I think we grow beans because we can but I don't know if we really should.

This is what we Tuesday and no we are not growing purple head bands :)

1 comment:

  1. What a weird year it's been for us too. Our weather has been all over the place. Now that my garden was silenced by 20 degree nights, we're looking at 80 degree days this weekend again. Sigh.