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More On That Week Away…

July 30, 2013

A few more updates about what went on while I was away….

Something found my small chard patch and obliterated it:

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The handful of Asian long beans aka “yard long beans” vines sort of, well, provided beans….

(3/4 were too developed to eat as pod beans so I shelled them and we enjoyed a nice pot of summer cow peas.)

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The rear artichoke plant showed a couple of new small ‘chokes much to mrs cohutt’s delight:

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I had the great idea of inter-planting all sorts of vining plants throughout the garden, mainly in the back half, in order to “fill in” as ground cover.

Sweet potatoes, beans, gourds, melons….

So hows that working?

A little too well, but still barely under control after some vine taming yesterday evening. Considering that gourds and sweet potatoes grow about an inch per hour when it is 90 degrees and it isn’t even August yet, I am now quite certain this task will be continually repeated through mid-September. (Good thinking again, cohutt lol….)

Examples of cohutt’s jungle vines from the back section of the garden follow…

Bushel basket gourds and sweet potatoes, plus some rice and a hydrangea cutting provided by sis last year:

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More sweet potatoes:

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Apple gourds with sweet potatoes in the foreground:

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    July 30, 2013 7:00 am

    Slick must have done the obliterating!

  2. August 5, 2013 4:14 pm

    Just Wow!
    I keep trying to keep my squash vines *contained* & it’s turning in to a full time job. Let’s just say the squash are winning. Pumpkins, Butternut, more pumpkins (plenty o’grandkids) Australian Butter Squash, Sweet Meat & more…. they keep me jumping!

    • August 5, 2013 4:16 pm

      PS I planted the yard long beans but don’t have any yet. Nice to know I can enjoy any that get too old on the vine. Sorry about the chard! Dang bugs.

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