Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Basket Full of Vegetables

vegetable basket
Vegetable Basket
August 22, 2010

We had a bit of rain overnight the night before so yesterday I went through the garden to do a clean pick.  My 14" diameter wicker basket is overflowing!  I am so very happy with the California Wonder green peppers.  This heirloom variety is really performing nicely.  Everything in the basket as well as the cucumber are heirloom varieties.  I will be saving a lot of seeds this year but then I save a lot of seeds every year. 

It rained a bit more overnight and is threatening rain today.  We've had a bit of drizzle but nothing much so far.  The radar is showing mainly cloud coverage with light rain in our area but there is another storm cell behind it so perhaps we will get more rain yet.  In the meantime I will be putting up those lovely green peppers to enjoy through the winter.  The plants are loaded so there are more to come and I don't want to waste any.  That might be the last cucumber though.  There are a couple of small cucumbers but I'm not sure if they will reach maturity as the vine isn't looking very good.  I'll keep an eye on it. 

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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