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Hurray...I can grow veggies :)

Jazz&Cricket
July 19th, 2005, 10:58 AM
My dogs and my gardens, two of my favourite things (icecream, good coffee...and a nice Merlot...aren't so bad either :)
Anyway, I harvested the first of what will be MANY cucumbers from what I saw last night. Only 4 plants...and probably 12 or more ready to eat cucs! My tomato plants are so heavy, that I'll be eating salsa all winter :)
And my flower gardens which were non-existent last year {picture 2 metre tall burr bushes, hay, and weeds I've never seen where the flowers are now growing} to beautiful blooms this year...pictures to follow :)
And, my 5 year plan - at least for the gardens - a woven willow screen, (starting this week) a gazebo created from an obselete satellite dish (REALLY, check out Canadian Homes & Cottages!), a small rock garden (with rocks...not flowers) and a very large pond. All possible because we moved from the small city we lived in...to 160 acres of rural bliss!
As for the 'farm' 5 year plan, - some Icelandic sheep, a draft horse or two, and probably a few chickens, and some Muscovy ducks (apparently, they LOVE mosquitoes)
Now...if only I could find a way to retire without losing my income :rolleyes:

Prin
July 20th, 2005, 02:49 PM
LOL sounds like you have it all figured out. I don't know who can eat that many tomatoes.. :D

BMDLuver
July 21st, 2005, 07:59 AM
I have the most pathetic cherry tomatoe plant I have ever seen. I think that I'm not meant to do veggies.

The neighbours have an incredible vegetable garden so it's not the area, it's the gardener. :o

pags
July 21st, 2005, 08:05 AM
LOL Congratulations! I envy your vegetable growing skills! :D
I like the five year plan idea. I think I have one as well.. Since I can't grow vegetables but I still LOVE the idea of actually producing some type of food stuff in my garden... I plan to replace some of the useless ornamental shrubs and such out there and fill in some of the big gaps in the perennial garden with fruit trees! Yes! I love fruit trees! Hmm.. They probably wouldn't let me ship fruit baskets to my Canadian friends would they? ;)

You must post pictures of your cucumbers, Jazz! LOL I'm not kidding!!

Luba
July 21st, 2005, 10:12 AM
Great growing!!! Now lets see a picture of your harvest!


I didn't grow any veggies this year, very upset with myself about that
NEXT year really big veggie garden for me :D