Monday, August 26, 2013

Blossoms, Tillandsias & Growth

Look at this gigantic squash flower! It's a sugar pumpkin!

Tillandsia albertiana, one of the three air plants I brought back from Seattle.

Tillandsia funkiana

Tillandsia crocata, another one from Seattle. The third one is a xerographica. Hopefully I don't kill this one too as I have killed at least two before this one! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Corn, Squash & Red, Ripe & Roasted!

My corn is starting to grow!

My collard greens "bush"!

My only squash this year. :( 

Went to Red Ripe & Roasted today after my call and picked up two new bulbs of Musik garlic and one bulb of Bogatyr to try out! It was super spicy raw! Met one of Doug Oster's friends too who wrote a small southern cookbook that I got a signed copy of! Can't wait to plant garlic!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vacation Goodies & Corpse Flower

On my trip to Seattle this month I picked up a few plant related items! I know, shocking, right? ;) I had been seeing people on my hot pepper group use these grow bags for their plants. Well I found one with a similar idea, except more breatheable (the others were plastic) at my favorite place, Sky Nursery! I thought I would give it a try and got a 5 gallon size. I also picked up seeds of two different types of pumpkins, milkweed and edamame seeds. The edamame and Japanese pumpkin seeds I got at Uwajimaya. I figured they ought to be authentic enough! Can't wait to try these out next year!

My corn is finally flowering!

I forget what types of bean this is...pole bean? Anyhow, they were fresh, tender and delicious in the pot roast I made yesterday!

Amorphophallus titanium in bloom for the first time at Phipps Conservatory! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Wow! Look at the crazy growth my corn had while I was gone for a week! 

My beans too! You can't even tell I have tomatoes!

Those mystery tomatoes ripened up! They are bigger than a cherry tomato, but kinda look like pears or romas! They taste like a cherry tomato though!

Not counting the beans and one missing sweet pepper, this was my harvest after my trip!

My mystery hot pepper sure looks like a habaƱero! Guess I will be digging this one up to overwinter!

I was surprised to see any ripe blackberries when I got home! The birds didn't eat them all! Boy are they delicious!!!