Saturday, July 01, 2006

What's Growin' On: 7/1/06

The Basil SurvivedBeing Fried

Lemon Cucumber Plant Poking Out Of The Lettuce Bed I've Let Go To Seed

Realization Of The Day:
Volunteers are such wonderful gifts for the gardener. (Yes, even the zillions of morning glories.)


  1. The basil looks good, some of mine is a bit chewed up from the beetles, but still edible.

    By the way, I've had fried basil and it's good.

  2. I know that morning glories can over-run their welcome but I love them too, even as sidewinders along the curbs or anywhere else they're not supposed to be. Very pretty!

  3. Every year (starting just a few weeks back) my dad starts telling the horror stories about how mom slips some morning glory seeds out too close to his raspberries, grapes, or something else in the yard. She's FORBIDDEN to grow them on the side of the yard with the vegetable garden.

    They visited a few weeks back. She confessed to me that one day she dug out her jar of morning glory seeds that she adds to every year, dumped a bunch in with a pot of dirt, stirred it all up, and then threw it out into the garden beds somewhere new - so I have a feeling there's going to be more morning glory stress coming up soon! ;-)

    I haven't had any problems with the beetles eating my basil out at the garden (I think they prefer the beans and potatoes?), but they HAVE found it here at home!

    Can you let all the different lettuces seed themselves and count on more good homegrown lettuce in the following year? I didn't know lettuce would come up volunteer! DEFINITELY something to look forward to when we get a house!


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