Grandpas Garden has gotten some new digs. I moved it from Wordpress to b2evolution and I couldn't be happier. For you guys that means that you've got better searching capabilities as well as a TON of other stuff. You don't have to do anything special, the URL remains the same. Be patient with me for the next few weeks as I get it all set up and sorted out.
Three months ago I received the gracious gift of free sedums. My neighbor brought over a bucket of them. This being my summer of complete garden screw up, the sedums are still in their bucket over by the flowerbed where they are
hopefully going to be planted. The bucket has become a tangible source for my gardening guilt as it sits just inches from the driveway and I am forced to look at it every time I leave and everytime I get home. You would think that eventually it would manage to milk the guilt enough to get me to plant them but nooooo, I'm not feeling quiet that guilty. Until this week. When the sedums really took it to the next level. The sedums that have been living in a bucket for the last THREE MONTHS, decided to flower, and quite prettily.
I keep expecting to see protestors on my lawn crying out "Save the sedums! Save the sedums!" And if you live by me, please don't. I don't think I could take it. This is my mission for this weekend. To fine one hour when I can get over there, dig a hole and throw them in!
My tomatoes for the most part have been a total failure this year. I was happy to learn from a neighbor that tomatoes in general have been doing poorly. This was backed up by the fact that I've had no less than a dozen people ask me if I have had extra tomatoes this year and during the daily hort center veggie sale at work I've seem some people doing some serious tomato grandstanding.
One of the seedlings that Kris gave me was for something called a Currant Tomato. Well I was poking around the garden when I found that the little currant tomato had been working pretty hard over in it's lonely corner. Very high marks for cuteness but for eating they aren't high on my list. They are mostly flesh with very tough skins that kind of pop in your mouth when you eat them. The popping would be more pleasant if it was immediately followed with a burst of tomato juice but it's just not. I'm glad to see them first hand, but next year that corner gets a new tenant.
Though these vines drive me crazy, they are sweet when they flower. A little photoshopping made a picture I'm swooning over. I'll have to rip these out today though, before they go to seed.
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This is a baby watermelon. The watermelon seedlings that Cooper planted way back when have begun to create tiny watermelons. Everywhere. Should I be excited or heartbroken? I haven't told him because I'm pretty sure it's too late for them to grow. Bugger.