Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Garden on the Deck: Squash Family

Eggplant flower, 6/12/10.

Two more newbies this year -- an eggplant and a lemon cucumber plant. Both are from the SCLT plant sale and both are doing well. Last summer the garden was very green, until the end when tomatoes and habaneros appeared. This year, I'm reminded that even fruiting veggies can add color with their flowers. Mental note: keep planting things like this.
Lemon cucumber vine, 6/12/10.

I took a stab at starting both from seed...I planted 3 lemon cuke seeds (direct-seeded), alongside the starter. After 4 weeks, there's still no sign of seedlings. Too bad. One eggplant seed (started indoors) survived the many deaths of its neighbors. Its leaves don't look like the other eggplant, so I'm not 100% confident that it's an eggplant, but it may survive (see below).
Mystery plant (eggplant?) 5/31/10 & 6/14/10.