Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What's Growin' On: 5/23/06



Realization Of The Day:
I actually do have cucumber plants in the garden! I was thrilled to discover these tiny volunteer lemon cucumber plants, even if they're growing outside the raised bed. Not surprising to find them, though, as that 4'x8' bed was a veritable lemon cucumber jungle last year. I mean, it obliterated all the other plants, then it struck out toward the other beds, covering the 4-foot wide walkways in every direction. Good thing I love lemon cucumbers, although it did get to a point when I was hesitant to venture into that part of the garden alone.

Realization #2:
Always consider absolutely everything (no matter how seemingly innocent or innocuous or just plain cute) to be a potential and dangerous threat to the garden.




I was still crouched down from taking the first photo when this adorable little darling (I'm telling you, never underestimate something simply because it's cute) trotted over and in one quick move, plunked herself right onto my fabulous new discovery. Then she casually stretched out her leg to cover the few plants that weren't being squished by her tiny woolly body--and proceeded to start nibbling on the one remaining visible seedling.




But the worst part of it all? It's impossible to get mad at that face.

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7 comments:

  1. Funny--I know a certain 4 year-old who employs eerily similar guerilla tactics when trying to get away with something.

    Oh and um, just how long does it take the lemon cukes to start producing? I have some rather large plants and no fruit yet. Should I be worried?

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  2. I don't suppose you can tell a lamb "no" like a dog, can you? Not that the dogs mind me when I tell them to stop eating the greens.

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  3. She was just trying to help, 'cuz the plants were growing outside of the beds so they must have been weeds so she ate them. Yeah... that's it.

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  4. Can you tell us a little about the beds you have built and how?

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  5. THAT face is a very cute face who needs your face to stay happy and healthy! She can come and munch my city lawn anytime. This weekend is good since we need to mow!

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  6. She's so cute I would have just picked them and laid them out for her. I'm weak!

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  7. Around here we call Cary's behavior "three year old helpful"--which fits right there with Amy's 4 year old!

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