Garden pictures, a question and a proposal
Some random images from the garden today: This pumpkin is about seven inches in diameter. The other pumpkin is slightly smaller. And yes, it's white. :) The seeds were from Vesey's. Here are my new (this year) tomato spirals in demonstration. Indeterminite tomatoes are vining types, and they'll naturally grow up a spiral like this. I'm amazed how well they work - I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first. Next year, however, I'll be a bit more on the ball about keeping the suckers pruned. Some of the veggies picked today. The cherry tomatoes are melt in your mouth yummy. The sunflowers are getting ready to bloom. The clothes line that they're growing around is about ten feet off the ground. Another year of giant sunflowers! The last hosta to bloom this year. The flowers are very pretty and delicate - I wish they'd turned out better. The corn has sort of stalled. It's taller than I am, but it's not even thinking about flowering yet. Hmph. I'm growing kidney beans this year as well, and I'm not sure how to go about harvesting them if I want to dry them. The few things I've found on Google have been less than helpful. Does anyone know when and how I should harvest them? Also, I've been thinking about starting another LJ gardening community (yes, another one!) for cold climate gardening. I was thinking about aiming it at people in zones 0-4. I'm in zone 3a, and I can just sigh wistfully at some of the plants you guys talk about. ;) Anyway, I wanted to gauge interest before doing anything. Ok, that's it. Sorry for the ramble.