Thursday, April 21, 2011

Garden Update--Cassabanana

As of my last post one of my Cassabananas died. It was so sad, but I still have two left. The two seem strong so I'm hoping to plant both of them in my garden this year.

I'm giving the African Horned Melon to the little boy next door, once it has at least a few true leaves. Right now it just has the seed leaves and one true leaf is poking out.

I took the house down when we had two hot days in a row. Then immediately it got cold. Well, cold for here, because it's in the 60s. I know that some other parts of the country (like where my mother lives) its still snowing.

The sunflowers are about 3 feet high. The peas I planted to grow on them have all been eaten by something except for one. Such is what happens when you try to grow organic!

I planted the ground cherry that I received and I have five of the tiniest seedlings growing in my bedroom seedling nursery. I hope that I get one to make it. I'm not sure if it's an Aunt Molly variety because it was a trade. I hope so because I've read that these are the tastiest.

The tomatoes and peppers are both going strong. They aren't big enough to plant outside yet, but I'll keep you posted. I'll post some photos soon.

Oh, and I also planted a dragon tongue bean which has sprouted. It's kind of scarey looking as a sprout. I can't wait to see what it is going to look like as a plant!

The hyacinth bean I planted (3 of them) seem to be rotting instead of growing, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Oh, and I transplanted several plants out of the garden into red cups. I think that one is a cucumber, which is good because none of my cucumbers are growing that I planted this year. And then there are two mystery plants. I hope that they are eggplant, but no way to tell. I'll post photos later.

Or at least I hope I can post photos....

Happy Gardening!


  1. Hi Kathe! The seeds you sent me on April 18th arrived today. And today the first dandelion bloomed here, so Spring is on its way at last!!! Still too cold to plant, but definitely time to get ready! Love, Mom
    PS: I love gold nugget squash! Thanks for the seeds. I will try all the others, too.
    As for the ground cherry--I planted husk tomatoes once. wierd taste! Then I tried planting tomatillas from the grocery store, and they were worse. Let me know how yours taste!!
    Speaking of taste, Park Seeds has a West Africa tropical bush for sale on the internet that is supposed to fruit indoors. It is Synsepalum dulcificum. The berries temporarily turn off the sour center in the tastebuds, so that lemons and grapefruit taste sweet!

  2. I'm looking forward to tasting the ground cherry. There are different kinds. Aunt Molly's seems to get the best reviews, but since this was a trade, I have no idea what kind it is. It's hard to believe that a plant the size of a tomato plant will grow out of those tiny seedlings. Right now they are about the size of 10 strands of hair.
    I'll keep you posted.

    If you try the tropical bush, let me know. Is the common name "wonderberry"?

    I just planted a tomato and a pepper outside today. I have several, so I figure if these don't make it I'll replace them.

    I'm glad you like the Gold Nugget Squash. I didn't really like it so I won't be growing it again.

    If anybody reading this wants some, post below and we'll privately exchange information.

    Happy Gardening!

  3. I just planted a tomato and a pepper outside today. I have several, so I figure if these don't make it I'll replace them.