These Flowers Mean Future Good Eating

Posted: June 23, 2016 in Yard and Garden
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Today, walking through the garden, I noticed some flowers which proclaimed the coming of fruit. Unless, of course, the plants die.

Here are some of the cucumber and zucchini flowers I saw. We have already harvested some zucchini and will harvest more tomorrow, but it will probably be a couple of weeks before we get any cucumbers.

This bunch of green spheres, though not comprised of flowers, excited us greatly. Assuming the spheres keep growing, it will be the first bunch of grapes we’ve ever harvested from our yard. We did have grapes before, but my parents tell me that we kept running over them with a lawnmower. Let’s hope history does not repeat itself!

Grapes

Grapes

Our pole beans are also coming along nicely. The varieties shown here are Emerite and Scarlet Runners. I think the flowers are actually very nice. We should have beans in a couple of weeks.

Though off-topic, I thought our cape gooseberries were worth mention. The plants seem to have drawn all sorts of unpleasant bugs: slugs, potato beetles, and cucumber beetles. These bugs, in turn, have drawn a lot of assassin bugs. Assassin bugs are always our good friends, and they are having a feast now! They will undoubtedly save our cape gooseberries.

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