Dang. That’s a heckuva lot of growth for 9 days. But go sling go! Continue reading “#1 Pumpkin: from July 19th to today”
I have a horrible plague-like cold right now. So of course I’m thinking about the project I forgot to flesh out: pumpkin slings! Or hammocks. Or supports. Do you.
As I’m lazy, I just whipped up a photogrid. But that means you can save it if you want to try! And if it makes sense. ALL THE BENADRYL.
When I planted a boatload of squash like items, I didn’t think things through. I didn’t mind that they’d be everywhere. But I didn’t think about what would happen if pumpkin vines started growing up high, on the tips of said vines.
So of course they’re growing not low on the ground, but waaaay up high.
The wee one on the upper left is lower than the rest. So we’ll see how that goes. But the others? I’ve read that you can sling them, using stuff like old t-shirts, pantyhose (Note to self: buy pantyhose) and repurposed netted onion bags. I’ll try a bit of each if/when I need to.
And am I greedy because I want a few butternut and petit pan in among the pumpkins? Yeah. First Garden World problems…
I love neighbors that grow stuff. I love them even more when they share with the class.
One of these generous folks decided to share her bounty with the usual neighborhood Facebook suspects. And so I jumped in. Because peaches!
I’m typically not the kind of person who decides to prove someone wrong. I’m typically the kind of person who shrugs and doesn’t care enough to try to prove someone wrong.
But I do want to nail down the whole Grill Thing. Go beyond the instalight stuff and really get to the nitty-gritty. Why? S’mores. You can’t properly s’more after quickie charcoal. It’s already three ashes to the wind. Luckily, I have charcoal.
Charcoal that apparently doesn’t coal. Or char. Or something. At least according to a friend who tried.
I have a plan though. And it requires a chimney. I have one of those too. I MAKE FIRE.
My “trick”? Stuffing old newspaper on the bottom and the top. Poof! Grey edges achieved.
Then I took “my” Lime Cilantro Chicken, and popped it onto the grill.
Before I knew it, it was done. Plated with peaches, and my first cucumber of the season, made into a salad (sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar in the raw).
Bonus? Grilling solo = MOAR LEFTOVERS!
Yes, war movies are thought provoking. But every time I see a movie about the Vietnam War, I can’t help but marvel at all the lush greenery. It’s a thing.
Okay so I don’t have that level of gorgeous green, but my backyard is definitely blooming. Why? Because I decided to Leave No Seedlings Behind. I also ran out of seedling pots, and threw a bunch of seeds on the ground. They sprouted.
Good news, yes they’re thriving! Bad(ish) news, they’re mostly pumpkin and butternut, and no actual squash yet.
But I have hopes….
BTW, I’d keep up with this blog a bit more regularly if WordPress would let me work on two blogs in their app. My bad.