Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Case of the Spreading Vines

The Vines, The Vines!!!!!!!

I always seem to think my garden is bigger than it is when I'm buying seeds and starter plants. This year I made even a bigger mistake. I planted squash (3 types), pumpkins, watermelon and cucumber. ALL big vining plants!!!! What was I thinking? The little plants look so puny when you first get them!

We hadn't had rain in 11 days and then yesterday it rained a nice rain for half a day.

Squash flowers are really pretty! (Hey, there's a bug in there!!)

When I went out to the garden this morning, I couldn't believe how the vining plants have trailed over everything! They aren't staying in their own row!!!!
They are starting to cover my lettuce, my onions and my carrots!!!

Yikes, here they come! Especially the cucumber vine!!!!!! I think if you laid down in the garden overnight, you'd be completely covered by morning!!!!

Here's my first little cucumbers!

Another Interesting Note
I read this on Suzanne's "Chickens in the Road" blog.
If you cut the bottom off a full stalk of celery and plant it, it will grown more celery!

Well I'm going to try this one so I'll let you know. I think you can also plant the bottom ends of green onions too. I'm going to do that too. That's what I need, more stuff in the garden!! At least they don't send out vines!
Have a great day!


  1. I have heard that about the onions but not celery....interesting. I will have to give it a try.

    We planted tomatillos this year and the plants are MONSTERS!!!

  2. We have only room for a potted herb garden but love visiting local farms. Enjoy the produce from those vines.


  3. I laughed so hard when I read this post. This happens to me every year. It looks like a wild space by the end of the season. I also laughed when I read about the celery. Here in the great white north, nothing grows like that.

  4. Well at least we know where to start looking for you if you go missing. Check the garden officer I hear the vines were looking for her.


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