I now have a cucumber plant growing up in the tree that hangs over my fence.
This is one healthy cucumber plant planted from seed.
Certainly having a cucumber plant growing up a tree branch has not happened before.
I wonder if I will have to get on a step stool to pick cucumbers? Of if it will stop producing in the shade of the tree branch?
You can see below how the plant has grabbed on to the branch and is beginning to grow up it.
I wonder if I should get up there and separate them?
Anyone ever had a cucumber plant grow up into a tree?
I had to move all my veggie plants partly in the shade to keep them alive.
Last night as soon as Ivy could smell the cornbread I was heating up, she came running. I gave her a bit more crumbs.
But just a little while ago she threw cat food up in the bathtub. And I can count on one hand how many times Ivy has thrown up.
So maybe I shouldn’t be giving her cornbread crumbs.
I’ve heard that cats have delicate tummies and need to stick with their regular diets.
It’s just that she wanted that cornbread so much I couldn’t bring myself to deny her.
She’s napping on the couch right now.
If I reheat it again tonight I might have to stand in the kitchen at the counter to eat so she won’t get all upset.
Yes, I do that kind of thing for my babies.
I have already watered once this morning. I will probably have to water again around noon, then again around 3 p.m. and possibly in the evening. That’s what happened yesterday.
Trying to keep my plants going is proving to be difficult this year.
But I sure am enjoying the fresh veggies and zinnia blooms, etc. So many herbs are doing well, but then most herbs like the heat.
Chives and Charlie’s beloved pineapple sage (that he eats when he has an upset tummy) need a bit of shade. And the veggies need it too in this intense heat.
I just adore this deep yellow shade of zinnia. I think it might be my favorite color so far.
A sweet reader, Margie, sent me more packets of zinnias. I plan on planting them when the ones that are blooming now start to fade and die off.
Otherwise I have no room to plant more and I sure want pretty colorful zinnias through fall!
Thanks Margie! I will think of you every time I look at them.