Gardening Adventures

I am sure all you gardeners out there will totally understand my excitement when I went outside and saw what had grown in my garden. I have been attempting to grow pretty much anything in my garden for the last 5 years. My enthusiasm is palpable come spring time. I can’t wait to get out there and start planting! Usually around this time of year, my enthusiasm has turned to disappointment as I remember once again why my garden didn’t grow last year – sunshine.  By this time of the year, the sun has begun its downward trend and cannot get above the tree tops.  Oh, did I mention how many trees surround my property?  Anyway, in the spring and beginning of summer, the sun fills my gardens with light, but as the summer moves into fall, they are mostly shade.  I keep a running log in my head of what plants like to grow and which do not. This year I get to add a new plant to the list!  Hubbard Squash.  Check this out!

vines  This is the vine that started to grow in the spring.

hubbard  This is the hubbard as it was growing on the vine.

hubbard  And this is what my husband had to saw off the vine!  Isn’t it amazing!  It is about 20-inches long.

So, maybe this gardening season will not end in disappointment like so many of my others.  With this sitting on my countertop, I almost feel like it was all worth it!

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About acunut

Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and co-director of Wellspring Holistic Center with Anita Bondi