Veggies in our garden

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Bitter Melon

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These are some bitter melon plants that were planted from seed for my in-laws.  They’re slowly producing melons this summer but I’m sure they prefer more ideal growing conditions as they are a tropical fruit.  Bitter melons are known for their many health benefits and are used to help with a variety of medical conditions.

AeroGarden Veggie Pro

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I was looking after my brother in-law’s AeroGarden while he and my sister in-law were on vacation.  They’re back now but haven’t picked it up yet.  Maybe they forgot about it? I would like to get one of these eventually as it really works well for herbs and anything that will fit under the light.

This one measures almost 3 feet  high and 1 and 1/2 feet wide.  It has a timer for the light so you don’t have to keep turning it on and off.  There’s six seed pods in this one but only 2 are in use.  I’m trying to root some Thai basil which are getting quite comfortable here.

Epiphyllum

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Our Night Blooming Cereus is blooming again.

Zucchini in July

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Yellow and green zucchini from this year’s garden.

Cucumbers 2010

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These are some of the first cucumbers from this year’s garden.

Siberian Garlic 2010

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I just pulled up the garlic we planted last year and was amazed at how well it turned out.  This was planted around mid October 2009 from individual cloves we broke off from Siberian bulbs we bought at a local farmer’s market.  We will defiantly be planting more this fall to be harvested in the summer of 2011.

Once picked, garlic needs to be cured by hanging it to dry in a dark cool area for at least a couple weeks.  It should not be left in the sun to dry.  Hang it where it can swing freely as this will prevent any mold from forming.  Also be careful not to bump the bulbs on hard surfaces as garlic will bruise easily.