Friday, August 12, 2011


I have decided that after eating as many as we can, freezing a store for the winter and giving them away, I've still planted too many green beans. But boy, are they good!

And look at these carrots!! I'm so excited! Next year, I'm increasing my planting, making use of the extra space I'll create by planting fewer green beans, heh.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cucumbers Without the Trellis

Last year was my first year growing cucumbers. Everyone says to trellis them, so I did--or started to, at least. They quickly outgrew the little sticks I'd put up, and by that time, I'd grown tired of having to continually lift them up and tie them to the bamboo. If I'm going to trellis something, I prefer plants that know where to go on their own.

So, capitalizing on what ended up happening last year, I've simply let my cucumbers trail along the rock path.

Typically, you don't want cucumbers sitting on dirt as they can rot. But my rock paths don't get any water once spring is gone, and so far, my cucumbers have been quite happy with the arrangement. And as for all that staking and trellising? I get to be a lazy gardener, which is exactly what I prefer! Hah!