Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Mini beans

Cutest thing ever.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Beans flowering

I didn't expect bean flowers to be so white and delicate. I love them!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Garden under attack!

My leaves have holes on them! They are on the bean plants, tomato plants, sunflowers, even in the mint! Evidently I'm facing an enemy with a big appetite!

This is the main suspect at the time. I found 5 of them hiding under bean and tomato plants leaves (needless to say, I helped them move on to their next life).

I'll keep on checking on the plants to catch these little buggers before they do too much damage or become bigger. Any advice?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunflower progress in pictures

The two sunflowers I planted have been extremely nice. I haven't given them the space they technically need, and they're growing in plastic bottles (which can't be too comfy, can it?). But they are growing fast and look beautiful.

I would reeeaallly like for them to start making the flower. I don't have high hopes... but it would be awesome!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Potted beans

The beans have grown 3 new sets of leaves since I potted them (this picture is actually from 2 days ago). They are a little over 15 cm (6 inches) tall, so I'm supposed to "earth them up". I'm just gonna add some soil to the pots and hope that's what "earthing up" means.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New plant

This morning I walked by a store selling strawberry plants and I just couldn't resist! They were only 3 euros each, and looked much better than my plant.

I feel like I'm being somewhat unfaithful to my older plant... :P

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Mini corncob?

This thing literally came up overnight! Is it a corncob? Does it mean it's been pollinated?

(Edited to add)
After some research, I've realized that is not a corncob :(
As blackstarjewelry picture shows, corncobs actually come from the side of the plant. So this thing coming from my corn is the baby version of the golden stick thingies (nice vocabulary!) that you can see in tomsch picture.