this is our first squash bloom. We have 3 other squash plants, but this one is the first to bloom.
This is our first potato bloom. (yes, city girls. potatoes flower.) I forget if this is the red or yellow potato. I'd have to pull out my garden notebook and check out the planting grid.
I'm almost 100% convinced now that the Sam's Club berry bushes are not alive. Any ideas on how I can be certain? Maybe cut into the bark and see if it's green? I have no idea. But as of now, we're/I'm planning on digging them up (and at the very least plant them some where else) to make room for Star of David Okra.
I'm excited about the okra for a few reasons:
- the plant grows between 6-7 feet tall. I think that's fun.
- this variety isn't prickly like the okra I used to help pick at my grandparents house
- a dear friend is giving us the seeds
- AND they are heirloom. It's exciting to me to be able to help keep an old variety alive that corporate america farmers phase out.