Friday, June 11, 2010
My yellow wax beans (technically pencil pod black wax beans) are coming up! I took master gardener Jenks Farmer's advice in one of his recent columns at The Shop Tart, and I did indeed put them everywhere!
Any tips on removing poison ivy without resorting to Roundup herbicide?
This cucumber is going to end up in a pitcher of ice water later this afternoon, I suspect.
Although next year I'm going to pick a different type of cuke, for the seeds in these "Burpless Hybrid Cucumber" fruits are really big and woody.
Natural pest repellents like nasturtiums have been doing their job pretty well, I think! And they are so pretty.
In the upper right corner, that's borage, a cucumbery, flowering plant that I've planted all over my gardens to deter pests, per the organic gardening books I've been consulting.
My lil sideyard patch is kicking out the yellow wax bean jams.
The plant is otherwise producing lots of leaves and flowers, and starting a few fruits, although I found two babies had rotted and fallen off their stems. Hm.
I have extra plants that I grew from seed if anyone wants one -- let me know!
I also have some extra sweet Genovese basil plants as well as extra Brandywine tomato and supersweet 100 cherry tomato plants -- hit me up!
At the beach last week, I chopped up a frond of lemongrass and added it to a saute/soup of ginger, garlic, local shrimp, coconut milk, lime juice, chilies, etc., which was pretty fab, I gotta say!
And check out my hen and chicks! Hi guys. You're succulent. You're cute.
The early summer garden is a total delight!
Can't wait to see what happens next.