Sunday, October 25, 2009

Like Wisteria, Except Cucumbers

The green room is framed in and the shape reminds me of a gemstone. I can see why people sit under pyramids. This structure has the same affect on me. I want to hang a crystal from one of the beams, but I have to consider that it might have the same affect as the sun that bounces off the upstairs window that has burnt the chard leaves like a magnifying glass. I don't really know what happened to the chard, it's just that at a certain time of day the sun glare off of the window will force you to relocate, coffee and all. So when a few of the neighboring chard leaves became unexplainably white, I just figured it was the sun glare that flash fried the chard and that seemed reasonable at the time. I suppose I could hang a crystal or two and see if the plant leaves go unscathed? Bands of prism colors are so tempting!

This is a great arbor for armenian cucumbers that could hang down from overhead like wisteria, except cucumbers. I could also envision it covered with screen and filled with finches but someone, somewhere else would have to run with that one because birds are out of the picture.

Here is a mesclun lettuce update. I tell you I love this stuff. There is one variety of lettuce in the forefront pot located at about 3:17 that is entirely magenta! It is the only one, and it is the favorite. Another lettuce that I am unfamiliar with has leaves that resemble a hand print. They are delicious! Does anyone know what they are called?

This is the first harvested turnip.

An mid-morning snack before heading back out to the garden or better yet, take them on the walkabout and save the greens for another day.
Thanks for visiting! To all of my gardening friends, carry on and hurry back!


  1. Tasty looking turnip you had there. I came to your blog by way of Blotanical. Do you know that you have messages there on your 'My Plot'?

    Nell Jean -- Seedscatterer

  2. Cool name Seedsscatterer. Thanks. I'll go check it out.

  3. it's exactly as you described it!!!! wonderful! ;O)

  4. Fun in your garden!! Love the shape of the greenhouse. Hang a crystal in it. It'll bring some magic to the plants within.