Adventures in Gardening Part 25 ~ First Pickin’s

♫ “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it.” ♫

Just picked my first zucchini!  It’s a bit odd shaped, but I’m sure it will still be yummy, and I can’t wait to eat it!  There are TONS more out there growing too ~  maybe those overly gigantic leaves of theirs act as some sort of solar panels.  😉~

I also picked my first handful of lettuce and used it in the BLT’s my mom made for supper!  It was pretty tasty!  And not an ant or an aphid were to be found.  🙂~

Finally… the first blooms on my jalapeno peppers.~

And look!  My cucumbers are doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing and hanging down through the trellis.  That’s gonna make for some easy pickins later.  It’s not so easy however, to get them to climb properly up my trellis.  I have a feeling they are going to become somewhat of a jungle and get completely out of control over time.  But hey, as long as they yield me some delicious cukes, I’m not gonna complain!   ♫ “I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.” ♫  ~

Here are some colorful coleus that I have growing in one of my pots.  So pretty!~

And I noticed today that one of the varieties of Hosta that my mom has growing is starting to develop buds ~ looks like these are going to be a pale pinkish lavender color.  How lovely… ~

~Gardening is my therapy~

17 responses to “Adventures in Gardening Part 25 ~ First Pickin’s

  1. Gonna have some Zucchini this week too. So happy for you. 😀 BLT’s must be on everyone’s mind as we had some with our fresh ‘maters. Yummy stuff.


    • BLT’s are so yummy! Great minds think alike. 😉 Wish our tomatoes were ready. Lots of them growing, but they won’t be ready until the very end of the summer.


  2. Everything looks delish. Especially that zucchini! Still think the trellis is super fabulous.


  3. Congrats on the successful garden!


  4. Lovely! The leaf lettuce makes me wish I still had a space to garden in.


  5. Just look at how great everything looks! Remember your first posts and how we were wondering what would become of it? Guess you licked that problem! 🙂
    Your line from the song had me thinking of this quote:
    One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.
    (That will be me when I eat our first tomato! 😉


    • Thanks, it was rocky there for a while and I am so happy everything is going now. 🙂 Found a few bugs bugging my cucumbers yesterday though, so I hope it stays that way. You guys have tons of tomatoes there! I wish I had more ~ enough to make some salsa anyway, but I am thankful for my two little plants, they seem to be coming right along. 🙂


  6. Yesterday we went to the store looking for some zucchini, and they were all out. I guess we should have just paid a visit to your garden instead! Congrats on the successful vegetable-growing, Julie! And those photos…dude. You ought to put together a book of your garden photos. Seriously.


    • I don’t know… I’m pretty greedy with my zucchini. 😉 Just kidding, I would have totally shared if you guys still lived up here. Thanks so much, Simon! Putting out a book of any kind would be a dream…


  7. Jewels you are such a master gardner… we try each year and there is always a challenge… lettuce is tough! Your veggies look like divine nutrition and excited for your success ~ Much Love, RL


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