Cucumber is Gone AGAIN!!!

Remember I complained our thick-stemmed fast-growing cucumber, from the Paid Gardener, collapsed on us? It’s done it again. We germinated 3 more seedlings when the first lot collapsed. All went well until today when 2 of the 3 flopped over!


But don’t worry, we have lots of cucumber seeds, and Mummy says we will keep trying til we suc-seed. Get it??!!

Millionaire Fufus

Our sunflowers’ feelings were hurt because Mummy insulted them when commenting on Novice Gardener’s post on her sunflowers. That is a very long sentence.

So they decided to prove they were not 3 inches tall by crowning, and by producing lots of buds along their stem to show their stem is not so short. It’s like The Big Sister who wears heels and hopes it makes her look long-legged and tall.

By the way, golden millionaires and fufus look the same. They both come from Thailand. They must be related.

Red Aztec Corn

I have not been posting for a while because I somehow switched something on my camera so that photos were saved in NEF format not JPEG so it was beyond Mummy to open them. Phoodietravelogue came to the rescue and converted the photos and made them more beautiful, so I can post again!

Novice Gardener has slim red aztec corn (like her). We told her ours was very thick. I think it is as thick as my mountain bike wheel. Here it is:

The Forgotten Okra

Somehow this okra escaped my daily inspection, so look at how big it is:

Mummy says I have to give you an idea of its relative size, so I asked The Big Sister to hold it. It was bigger than her hand, so here it is, cradled in both her hands:

In case you want to know the relative size of her hands, she is a cellist and has hands and arms like a gorilla. She will kill me when she reads this, so I better say that her cello professor says that, not me.

Luffa Attempt #13

As you know, we have tried and tried to get our luffas going. They grow like a small jungle but refuse to produce flowers or fruit. Anyway the last big jungle was chopped down by SM (Scissorhands Mummy).

Grandpa kindly bought us more luffa seeds from Malaysia. They were called Ketola or Sponge Gourd. We popped them into our seed tray and whoosh! Up they came in a day. This is how they look, 4 days old: