Wednesday, July 15, 2009

cross polinating squash

My friend Aunalies from Kansas asked about squash, I'm glad she did because I had wanted to do this video anyway! She suggested I try to make them shorter, I did try....

Friday, July 10, 2009

fruit is growing on most... help with my fruitless plants!!

Yes I actually have some squash growing now, but not as many as I had hoped for. I continue my cross-pollinating and it seems to be helping (See "what's Bugging Me' - bottom of post) I'm thinking about making an instructional video about it. This is a pumpkin. I had wound the plant through the drift wood and it ended up growing between two pieces of wood. I'm trying to figure out how to pull it out into a more open spot without doing damage to the rest of the vine.

Peppers galore!

The eggplants are doing well in spite of the jumping flea beetle. We have squished so many, maybe they're an endangered species now...The cucumber plant is needing some sort of restraint...any ideas?
I am enjoying the abundance of the plant!
The cantaloupes have been restrained after many lectures about leaving the peppers alone. We should have many of these dotting our fence soon. I will be doing an instructional vid on how to hang them once they get larger.Question #1: How long do I wait until I harvest the cabbage? I know it still has a ways to go. Also, once I remove the head, will another grow or is this a one time plant?Question #2: These Broccoli plants stand nearly 2.5 feet tall, but I don't see any fruit yet. How long before I see it?Question #3: This is actually the same as #2 but for my cauliflower, the two plants seem suspiciously alike....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pruning tomatoes

Please comment! I plan on doing many more of these, I need your comments on how to improve them!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

upside down tomato planter

I also learned a good tip from Dave at the Downtown Farm Stand here in Muncie. He suggested an excellent way of using my compost pile. I put some in a bucket and put water in it. Let it sit overnight or swirl it around really well, then use that water to water the garden with - perfect organic plant food!! Thanks Dave!