Sep 26, 2014

Glass Gem Indian Corn

drying corn stalks
I have been anticipating the corn harvest all Summer.
holding an unopened ear of glass gem corn
I am happy to report that the Glass Gem Corn, from Native Seeds has exceeded all of my expectations!

opening an ear of glass gem corn
Unwrapping each ear of corn is a pleasant surprise. 
 glass gem corn
A kaleidoscope of eye catching colors... 
 holding glass gem corn
 Oh...I am in LOVE!!!!!
Glass Gem Corn Beauties
Gorgeous gem tones....
Glass Gem pastels
Pretty Pastels....
Glass Gem purples
Plum filled purples....
Glass Gem corn bunch
A magnificent array!


Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Garden Harvest

The garden was hit by a hard frost this week! Temps at my house dropped down to 26 degrees. I covered the tomatoes...but, everything else suffered significant damage. 

So, today was spent cleaning out the garden, saving seeds, and harvesting what could be saved.
Not much is left in the garden... 

Calypso Beans are still trying to finish drying on the bush, there is still a row of carrots for winter harvest, lots of green tomatoes on the vines, and the zucchini is hanging on by a thread.
There are still blossoms and a couple little zuckes on the plant.

All the leaves were blackened by frost and have been cleared away....
I'm not sure how much more I will get out of this poor little thing!

I was happy to get the potatoes harvested a little earlier this year, as well!

With garden clean up almost done...It's time to start planting a few things in the cold frames.











Sep 1, 2014

Onion Harvest

The onion tops have finally started to fall over and dry out... Today was a good day to harvest all the bulbs.
Gotta love my handy helper :-) 
Troy helped haul the onions to the greenhouse. 
We put the onions on the screened shelves in the greenhouse. 
We will leave them for a few days to finish drying before storage.

Mystery Solved

We've had a mystery plant growing in the garden at the end of the Zinnia row...
It voluntarily came up on it's own... 
Obviously it is some sort of pumpkin, squash, zucchini or funky hybrid cross. 

Only problem,  the blossoms are white. .
 I have never grown anything with white blossoms before!
Hmmmm.....So we watched, waited, and went out of town for a couple of days. 
When we came home, this is what we found on the vine..... 
A baby birdhouse gourd! 

Clear back in April, we planted Birdhouse Gourds in the greenhouse....
Nothing, what so ever came up...

Not even after a month of waiting!

I figured the seeds were old duds and I gave up on them.

Somewhere along the way, the potting mix must have gotten dumped in the garden... Low and behold our Mystery has been solved!


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