Today, I stopped by the farmer's market to pick up some vegetables to put in our garden. We are a few weeks later with the vegetable garden than we wanted to be, but hopefully if we have a good summer with lots of warmth and sunshine, the plants will grow well anyway. Oscar did some running around out in the yard while we prepped the garden and planted. He didn't help much though, unless you count running away with one of my husband's gardening gloves and refusing to bring it back. Typical!
|At least he's not eating our plants!|
|Tomatoes and cucumbers from the farmer's market.|
|Green beans from the farmer's market.|
|Our blank canvas.|
|Our garden after some elbow grease!|
|Oscar running away with his prize.|
|That thing is too big to be called a stick!|
Now, maybe some of you gardening-whiz readers out there can help me with something. I was sent out to buy tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini and green beans for the garden. I got everything but zucchini from the farmer's market. I went to Home Depot's garden centre and they had some veggies for sale, so I took a look around. I saw two little containers of what I thought might be zucchini, but there was no label, and the little plant tag was missing, so as an amateur gardener, I was a little lost. I was pretty sure it was zucchini because of the leaves and the little curlicues (that's the scientific name, isn't it?) that the plant sends out to anchor itself to things. My husband teased me when I got home for buying something I wasn't sure was zucchini, but what can I say, there were no people in the garden centre to ask and it was inexpensive! I figured, worst case scenario, I'd have something new in the garden. What do you think this is? Did I buy something I didn't want?
|See the "curlicue" in the middle of the picture?|
|A close-up of the leaves for plant identification.|
This weekend was a lot of fun, and I managed to get myself a pretty good tan. Now it's time for some relaxation on the couch in front of the TV. I hope you all had a good weekend too!