Saturday, September 01, 2012

My little Cucumber plant!

Hidy Ho Neighbors!

How is your weekend going?  Today has been a very relaxing day.  We got up, did chores, and then went to the Farmer's Market.  I was looking for apples at a good price but no such luck.  I ended up getting my apples from Sprouts but they turned out to be GREAT for applesauce!  

Okay, I have some really EXCITING news!!  We have CUCUMBERS AND TOMATO babies starting!!!  We didn't know if our blooms were pollenating or not until we saw a bee the other day!  Who would have thought that I would be happy to see a bee!  LOL!  I am such a fradycat when it comes to bees or wasps BUT now that I am a gardener (hem, hem) I love seeing bees buzzing around my garden!!  Here are some pictures of my garden as of today.  Check out my son's pumpkin vines!  They are taking over my little garden!

Isn't it the cutest little cucumber in the whole world!???!!  My husband already called it as his but he's not touching my baby!!
Check out all the blooms on my squash plants on the right but no squash yet!
Look at how BIG my son's pumpkin plant is getting!!  I can already see one pumpkin behind a bloom on the vine.  So excited!!!!  We might not have to buy pumpkins this year!
 Look at all the cute cucumber blooms.  So fun!
I am LOVING this gardening thing!  I am learning sooooo much!  This is the first time in my entire life  that I have grown something from a tiny seed!  This is the greatest feeling ever.  I encourage all of you to start your own garden next spring.  Even if it is only in a few containers on your patio.  It is amazing to be able to grow something yourself and then to harvest it and eat it!  AWESOME!!

25 comments:

  1. Love seeing more posts. You seem to be so happy and that makes me happy!

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  2. Mary Matthys9/01/2012 9:33 PM

    This makes me giggle. My husband is the gardener in our family and I just eat the food he grows! Be patient with the squash. They will grow from the flowers that you have on the plant. After the flower goes away, you'll see a small squash growing and it will get bigger and bigger.

    Enjoy your garden! The kids will love their homegrown pumpkins!

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  3. Cutest little cucumber ever! I love your sons pumpkin to. What a fun garden. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Your garden looks amazing!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  5. You seem to be thoroughly enjoying your gardening :-) Love the little cutey cucumber - now when you start naming them we'll start to worry LOL:-)

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  6. Your plants look great and yes it is very rewarding to grow your own food plus it just tastes better!! I think with the prices of groceries we all need to grow our own food and stock it away for the winter. I used to canned a lot when my 6 boys were home then as they left the nest I tappered off and eventually pretty much stopped. But I am rethinking that now for next year. Great job on the garden Robyn!

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  7. Wow, you can't beat homegrown veg they are really taking shape now x

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  8. Wow they are such big plants now!

    -Lydia

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  9. Keep up the good work!!! My 10 yr old son & me started our own herb garden this summer. It didn't turn out quite the way we planned, but some of it is doing pretty good!!!

    I am so proud of you and your garden!! It is hard work!!

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  10. Keep up the good work!!! My 10 yr old son & me started our own herb garden this summer. It didn't turn out quite the way we planned, but some of it is doing pretty good!!!

    I am so proud of you and your garden!! It is hard work!!

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  11. Love to see, your garden is doing great. We have a garden to. We grew lattice and we eat from it ones. The weather was not helping so the rest failed, but there's always next year.

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  12. Great job Robyn. I love gardening. Next year try planting green string beans around Presidents Day. They are so fun to grow and EAT! Canned Dilly beans are so yummy to eat.

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  13. Robyn I laughed out loud when you said its the first time you've grown something from a seed. You have other amazing products that you grew. Your 6 babies!
    Excellent work on the garden, I wish we were neighbours so that you'd invite me over to enjoy the fruits (& vegetables) of your labour.
    Mary

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  14. Gotta love your enthusiasm! Good luck with it all!

    pawprints...

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  15. I love cucumbers.. this is fun to watch and hear about.

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  16. Beautiful garden! I am so happy that you are happy. That is when you know you made the right decision. Love your blog.

    Like Warm n Wonderful, I laughted when you said you hadn't grown anything from seed. You make me laugh.

    Shari Y

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  17. Fantastic Robyn, your garden looks awesome. :)

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  18. I would plant peppers and never get any until this farmer told me if the bees don't do the job take a Q tip rub it on one flower then go to another flower until they all have been pollinated. This does work I now get peppers.
    Good luck with your garden.

    Barb from PA

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  19. I love it! We have always wanted to garden, but the heat in Miami makes it too complicated. My son wants to be a botanist now that he's studying plants in his second grade class. I promised him we would plant a little herb garden this weekend...but I forgot. I'll have to do that this week. THanks for the inspiration, Robyn.

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  20. You can also Google "Bonide tomato set spray". You spray it on the blossoms and it pollinates for you! I've used it on tomatoes, peppers, canteloupe and watermelon. Label says it can also be used on beans, cucumbers, eggplants, okra, strawberries and grapes. Works great!

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  21. Wow your garden looks great. Loving the blooms. Can't wait to see everything all grown out. Great Job Robyn, now you can change/add to your name Robyn - The Pink Stamper aka The Green Gardner (lol) I like it. Smooches...

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  22. Your plants look great Robyn!! I didn't have luck with seeds this year, but I'm going to try again in the spring!!! The pumpkin plants will be a ton of fun!!!

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  23. Loved reading your post ! You are hooked ! :)

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  24. I grew cucumbers, too, this summer. They were delicious but I think the best part was eating something I grew. Can't wait to see your pumpkins.

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