Sunday, August 16, 2009

Onions Out, Potatoes Blooming, Ahhhh

Back at Our Suburban Garden it is onion picking day. The onions completely wilted so we thought we would clear the area. Wah Bam, now we have onions a plenty. For now anyway. In the background are our flowering potatoes. In all our months of potato gardening, these are the first flowers we have gotten. These days of plentiful fresh home grown veggies are so rewarding. Have a happy gardening day.


9 comments:

  1. Good for you! So that's what onions look like when you let them mature....Ya know, i'm really inspired by your potatoes in containers, and will probably try that myself next year.

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  2. EG, I was pleasantly surprised to see how big each onion was. We're really liking the potato ranch. Hope you enjoy the experience.

    Ruth, What's up? Did you grow onions?

    SG

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  3. I did grow them but we have had a bad year for onions, a slow cold spring followed by a short warm interlude and then a lot of wet. Mine are tiddlers compared to yours!

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  4. How are you and your family doing ?

    Wow, I did not realize potatoes were also flowers, that's neat.

    We finally have some cucumbers growing !

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  5. My first attempt of gardening here is not so good and I was a bit disappointed of the weather. But, I am challenge every time I came here for a visit. I will be posting my vegie produce next week.I still envy your garden though...LOL.

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  6. I'm so jealous of your watermelon , they will be most delish ! Mine just keeping vining longer and longer and flowering, but not fruit.

    We waited one day too late to pick the cucumbers, they were totally fine one day, and the next...not so. They turned yellow and rotting. Where oh where did I go wrong ?? Haha.

    We went to the Marine Ball last year, it was impressive and fun. Unfortunately this won't be the case this year, they won't be back until around November 23. (It's what we've heard unofficially through the grape vine.) Our replacement unit won't get there until the first week of November, then, as you probably know, it takes around two weeks to leave. (To show them the ropes and to pack up and clean up.)

    This is the longest month ever.

    Are the kids back in school yet ?

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  7. I tried onions but most of them rotted in the ground..care to share your secrets???

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  8. Amy, Don't give up. Keep gardening. It tastes so much better.

    PMW, You too, keep trying. The kids are so hot. We're having a heat wave. Time for the beach!!

    Margaret, If I knew the secret I would be glad to share. We planted a zillion sets and tried to keep them wet in the beginning. As they grew, they were kind of annoying since there were so many, so they got some neglect. Maybe that's the trick. Keep trying.

    SG

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