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Ramblers and vines

I have been watching my garden daily and to my wonder, there are so many vines and climbers and rambling plants that I have in my vegetable selection, I will have a bountiful harvest of squashes and cucumbers this winter. I have tried to grow cucumbers before with no success, so this one I am following like a hawk. The Butternut Squashes were successful last season, but I had so many of them stung by some pest! I have a new squash – the Hubbard squash! A newbie to my garden, so this one I am watching closely. Some of my vines have not done well – the grape vine started off looking strong and healthy, but slowly drooped with the nasty wind we have had everyday for weeks on end! This is very unusual this time of year, so everything looks dried out and all my plants need lots of watering!

here is the small yellow flower of my cucumber vine

[one_half]A small cucumber growing – sweet![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Here is one in a growth phase[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Love the way they climb[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The tendrils holding tight![/one_half_last]

My small Gem squash – I love these!

[one_half]I think this is a watermelon vine[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Ladybug keeping the pests off![/one_half_last]

[one_half]The closed flower of the butternut squash[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Oh! Here is a small butternut squash[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Have a few of them growing-my favourite[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I really like these flowers – pity none are open[/one_half_last]

[one_half]This one all hidden away[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanging like a bell over the raised bed[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Here is my Hubbard squash-heirloom seed[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My grape vine did not do well[/one_half_last]

What is climbing, rambling, creeping, trailing in your garden?

Happy Gardening xxxxx


By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

10 replies on “Ramblers and vines”

Vegetables are beautiful, aren’t they? Totally underappreciated for their display value, not to mention for food. 😉 I don’t have any vines growing in my garden–unless you count evergreen boughs. It’s -10 F tonight with wind chills down to -30 F (-34C). So, I’m thrilled to see green, growing things on your blog. 😉

I’m always amazed at how they can send out little tendrils that hold on like hands. Plants are just amazing. I don’t have as many vines as I should. I love the look of them though – whether vegetable or ornamental.

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