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Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Harvest, Flowers, Hummingbird & Dish Cloths


This is what I found on Monday in the garden.  There weren't many parsnips and one good one I chopped trying to get it out.  It is okay.  Old seed and planted in not very good soil plus I have decided I don't like parsnips.  Guess I won't use my space to plant them next year!


I am pleased with the Clematis vine we just planted this year.  I am thinking maybe I need to put a string up the center to give it more to hang on to???


I did it again!  Had a 50 percent off coupon and bought this Obedient Plant!  Why do I do that!!!!  We can't keep up to what we have now!



Tuesday I did pretty well except the cucumber is a little too large for my liking!


Wednesday I noticed that the butternut squash had a hole in it so brought it in.  The next picture will show the hole!  Disappointed.


This the hole altho actually I didn't think it looked this large.  I think a squash bug did it as found a bug on it.  Is that correct?  Do they eat pole beans too??  Looks like they are on the beans also but a little smaller.



Thursday's harvest was a nice little bit for us.  Picked one more butternut squash and it looked okay.


I don't remember which day I pulled the carrot and we are still getting a few raspberries along the way for the "wonderful gardener's" oatmeal!  The "wonderful gardener" has a bad knee right now and hasn't been much help!  I put the tape measure by the carrot so that you could see how large it is.  I probably need to pull them all soon.



I think we are coming to the end of harvest season.  There are three cukes in there, few beans, one tomato and one cherry tomato.


This hummingbird sat on the cucumber trellis for quite awhile.  I was thrilled to get this picture even tho I left my kitchen door open so that I wouldn't make any noise and helped cool the air outdoors!  I took several pictures, getting closer each time until he flew away.  This was my closest picture.


I finished knitting two more dish cloths.  I made a boo-boo on the yellow one but it will still work!



Saturday I picked one yellow squash, one cuke, one tomato, 2 teeny tomatoes, a few greens and a few beans.  I found a little dill that had come up late so added some of that to my salad!  Hope you all enjoy your Labor Day!  Our kids are coming over to labor for us as the doctors and tests still have not figured out what is wrong with me and the "wonderful gardener" has the bad knee.  We are finding out that getting older is not the golden age they say it is! lol We are so thankful for their help and know we are so blessed!







26 comments:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I got a few beans too and one- two cukes every few days too.
I seem to be gardened out by this point...hot summer here!!

Shawn Ann said...

That is one nice looking carrot! I hope the rest of them that you pull look just as nice! Bummer about the butternut, I felt the same way about our watermelons! I am not sure I have seen squash bug damage that bad but I suppose anything is possible. I have been wondering if they are munching on my beans too, since the squash are all gone they need something to munch on.

kitsapFG said...

No idea about the bugs on the butternut and beans - never had a cross over bug on my beans and squash so no experience to draw upon to help you out with. Hopefully the butternut was fine despite that hole.

Your garden is providing you nice harvests for "winding down". I hope it gives you a nice ramp down into fall.

emilysincerely said...

Oh what great things from your garden. I have not grown any butternut squash, but know those darn squash bugs can do terrible things, but I have never seen a hole like that from them. Usually the worms do the worst damage to my beans. What fun to watch the hummer in your yard. They are amazing birds. Your dishcloths are so pretty. Love the colors!! Sending you more positive thoughts and healthy vibes and hoping you feel better real soon!

Mary Hysong said...

Looks like a great harvest week for you! Love your bright dish clothes; are they knit on the diagonal?

Robin said...

It looks like your garden is still giving you some nice food!

Love your dish cloths. No one will ever notice a mistake. As you said, it will work just fine!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, I can't stand to work in the heat! About all I do is go out and pick my produce and do a little watering now and then. We could use rain and the heat continues. Wonder if this is our new summer? Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, I don't really know when the best time to harvest my carrots. I just have a couple boxes of them on my deck and have been pulling one now and then when I need it! Picked the last buttenut today as saw a bug on it! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Grow it at Home said...

Nice harvest. We have been so busy, I haven't had the time to look at everyone's harvests over the last few weeks. You look like you have been doing well.

I know mom is looking forward to seeing you guys. I told her she had to take a video of your garden so I can see it all. Make sure she does it. Enjoy your visit!!!

Joelle
http://www.growitathome.wordpress.com

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, Next year I hope to do better at growing a few more fall things. The problem is that we don't like a lot of the fall crops. Maybe I just need to learn to prepare them tastier! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

Stoney Acres said...

Great harvest! I sure hope you get feeling better soon!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Emily! I have so enjoyed seeing the hummingbirds this year in our yard. I don't have a feeder but they seem to like my flowers! I thought the dish cloth colors looked real cheery too! Glad you could stop by! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Mary Hysong! Yes, the dish cloths are knit on the diagonal. Start with 4 stitches. Would you like me to send you the instructions? Fun to make! Glad you could visit! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Robin, A little produce each day and that is great. I want it to keep coming as long as possible! We are still having hot weather here. Thanks on the dish cloths. Gld you could visit! Please come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Joelle, grow it at home, We have enjoyed our little daily produce very much! Looking forward and excited about your parents visit but as you know the gardens are not their prettiest this time of year when they are winding down. Great job on getting in your newspaper! Glad you kept at your gardening! Thanks for taking the time to visit! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Stoney Acres! I am looking forward to being able to do more gardening next year! Glad you could visit! Come again! Nancy

nutmeg gardener said...

Nice harvest! It's too bad about the hole in your butternut, but I bet you will get a nice meal out of it anyway. Don't you just love the hummingbirds? Ours are still here, seems a bit late for them to be hanging around up north. Maybe it means another mild winter.

Jenny said...

Nice harvest! The butternuts and the cucumbers look very nice, and beans with squash is pretty good too.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener! I have not tried that squash yet. Hope to get to bake them soon. I would hope for a mild winter but on the other hand I don't know if it is the best thing for our gardens. Yep! Gotta love the hummingbirds and all my birds! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, Thanks! I am still hanging in there with a little harvest! Wonder how much longer tho! Thanks for visiting. Come again! Nancy

Cheryl said...

You have had a good year for produce. I haven't had a hole in the butternut squash like that. We have had some scars, but not holes.

The dishcloths are nice. My mom made me several and they are nice to use.

Have a wonderful day and I hope that you will feel better soon.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, Thanks! We are thankful for all the things we have had to enjoy from the garden this year! I don't knit much except the dish cloths but they are fun to do! Please come visit again! Nancy

MamaHen said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and your garden bounty looks great! I have never planted parsnips (or ate them) or planted carrots. We eat them all the time though, but I don't know if they will grow here or not.

I looked through my cooking archives and did not see my chicken pot pie recipe. It is nothing special, but it is easy and good. I'll try to get the recipe up next week.

Thanks for visiting!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Mama Hen, Thanks for taking the time to look for the recipe! That was old parsnip seed and planted in poor soil so I didn't know what to expect. My hubby made me deep boxes on the deck to grow the carrots in but I have planted them in a raised bed also. I guess we never know what we can grow until we try! Thanks for stopping by and please come again! Nancy

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Nancy, you always harvest so many yummy looking produce. Great picture of the hummingbird! I hope you and your husband get well soon, really hope they find out what the problem is with your health!
Take care of yourself
Debbie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Dewdrop Gardens, Thanks. We hope so too. Told the cariologist that I want my bounce back! Harvest season will be done soon here. I try for a few fall things but don't do as well in the fall for some reason! Thanks for stopping by! Come again! Nancy