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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fruits of a Neglected Garden

I thought the garden was done for the year - I went out to pull up some of the dead, dried up plants and found a very short, fat cucumber!  I laughed - it was sort of funny-looking.

Then I went toward the last of my zucchini plants and noticed something dark green and shiny under the dried-up leaves.

Oh, my.

I brought my loot in and laid my cordless phone down next to them for size reference.  The first is the cucumber.  The rest is zucchini.

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That is the single biggest zucchini I have ever grown!  Mostly because I pick them small, but still!

Also, we planted watermelons this year, and they didn't do very well.  At least, in the 'real' garden, they didn't!  But earlier in the summer, we had a pool party and someone apparently spit their seeds into the old, empty flower beds that line one side of the pool.

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Those are some good-sized watermelons, considering we just decided to leave the plants and see what would happen, and they got no attention at all.  Not even Miracle-Grow.  We are picking them tomorrow and I will take a picture with something for size reference.  There are three or four other watermelons on the plants, but they are not this big yet and we are trying to nurse them along, with newspaper over them at night to keep the cold away.

Here's a tiny bit of stitching for you - I took this picture a week or two ago and forgot about it.  It is Fred with a little more than 1/4 of his backstitching done.  I'm working on the second half of the top shelf, now.  He still needs his whiskers, but they are last!  It's taking me a little bit of time since I found some missed stitching, there are metallics, and also I keep putting him down to work on afghans.

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And another HAED for your viewing pleasure!  This is Sun and Stars by Katerina KouKiotis:

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And QS Kissy Fish by Hannah Lynn

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By the way - there is an un-announced 50% off sale at HAED right now!  May I have another layaway, please?


  1. I'm gonna have to check out that HAED website! That's some zucchini though! Wow!

  2. Amazing garden finds Tama. I would take the largest zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the center. Fill with your favorite spaghetti sauce and bake in the oven. Yum! Fred is looking fantastic. I love your new Hannah Lynn chart. Oh how I wish I was brave enough to start mine.


  3. Whoa that is huge! Great green thumb you have there. I love the chart "Sun and Stars" the artist really captured his eyes beautifully. Can't wait to see this stitched up!
    Alicia xo