Thursday, August 11, 2016

Growing Cantaloupe from Seed a Neighbor Provided

These little cantaloupes are just now starting to produce here in Oklahoma. It is extremely hot here right now, I hope the fruit makes it! The seeds came from a neighbor who especially enjoyed the taste of the parent fruit. The seeds were dried out on a paper towel and placed in an envelope for a year. They were then taken to our master gardener friend down the road. Master gardener sprouted the seeds in her greenhouse and the plants were then distributed to some neighbors. I was lucky enough to receive 4 plants.

Just making sure as I find fruit that I place a little mulch under each one to keep the fruit from rotting or burning up in the soil.

The largest fruit on the vine so far

This is two of the vines

A smaller fruit on same vine

The smallest fruit that I found

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Simple Chart to Show When to Plant Certain Vegetables and Fruits From Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Dates for Your Area

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Getting Potato Vine for Free

If you have a Potato Vine or a friend has a Potato Vine and you want more of yours or some of theirs, you can cut the vine and grow more in water. All you have to do is cut the end of one of the runners.

Find the end of a runner, count up 5-6 leaf shoots (first picture shows a leaf shoot) and cut right below the last leaf shoot. Remove all the leaves from the bottom up, leave the leaves on the top. Put the vine in a mason jar of warm water. Sit it outside in a place where it will get sun, but not too hot.

I put this one out Saturday and it's already growing roots in only 3 days. After the roots reach the bottom of the jar, I'll plant it! These can be taken inside for the winter and repeat the process for more!

You no longer have to buy Potato Vine!

I took a couple of end off this potato vine for friends

Monday, August 1, 2016

My First Herb Harvest of 2016

 A small collection of Stevia, Chives, Basil and Rosemary.

I did not want my herbs to go to waste this year.
There will be much more to come before this season is over!
Now to put them in sections, tie them up and hang them up to dry.