Saturday, June 11, 2011

Farm Report Time...


Once again this year Tipper over at The Blind Pig And The Acorn is having a gardening by the signs experiment. This year we are growing cucumbers.

This photo is of the good day cukes. Three of the five seeds I planted on the "good" day, May 16th, came up. Obviously the one on the right is the 'champeen' of this group so far. All the pictures in this post were taken on the 9th of June so this is about 3 weeks after they were planted.



These are the "bad" day cukes. They were planted on the barren sign of Sagittarius on the 18th of May, a couple of days after the "good" planting day.

As you can see only two of the five seeds sprouted and they are quite a bit smaller.

Of course, since it is difficult to tell size without some sort of reference, it is now time for the 'shoe' picture...




The 'bad' day cucumbers with my size 8/9 flip flop...
















The 'good' day cucumbers with my other flip flop.

Please ignore the grass creeping into the photo. I'm working on it. This ground is one of my pocket plant areas in the yard and had never been tilled for garden area so it will have to be closely watched through the growing season but that will give me something to do with my hands...

Pulling the grass.


Thanks again, Tipper, for doing your growing by the signs experiment. Besides being very interesting it is also therapeutic for me. You need to go check out what's going on over at The Blind Pig And The Acorn. Besides growing tips for the garden you can hear some great music and try out some really good recipes and reading some fun and interesting stories.

Y'all come back now, ya hear!

5 comments:

Pastor Sharon said...

WOW! I have watched your experiments with this from last year. There really is something to this!

jojo said...

fascinating!

Tipper said...

Thanks for the update Helen!! And for the kind shout out too : )

Roslyn said...

Love your planting experiments they are very entertaining, Helen!

Institute for Internet Safety said...

What a terrific planting experiment you have. It's not that you do enjoy what you're doing but you also learn something from it. Continue doing it and good luck!