Monday, September 10, 2012

A Welcome Surprise

I haven't shown many photos of my garden this year.
Between the drought and extremely high temps, my garden isn't much to see.
We did get some lettuce and enough eggplant to make eggplant parmesan twice, but that was about it.
So I was really surprised to see what was growing in my alley.
I'm not sure how it happened, obviously it was a volunteer.
I'm just wondering how it can be so healthy when it has never been watered:

A gourd plant!
Filled with gourds!

Why didn't my vegetable garden look this lush?!
Look in the bottom right hand corner of the photo above - twins!

Here they are closer up as babies.
The vine is even growing up our telephone pole!
I also found another volunteer gourd plant climbing up our pine tree!
This weekend I couldn't help myself and picked a few. It's early in the season, but I just couldn't help myself :)
On the right are the twin gourds all grown up :)
The one in the middle came from the plant growing up the tree.
I'm thinking I might have a wheelbarrow full when I pick them all!
"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment."
~1 Timothy 6:17
Blessings, Patti


Doreen said...

OH..I LOVE THEM!!! I need to try gourds next year!!!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, that is wonderful, the gourds look great in the bowl,oh happy day. Blessings Francine.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow...what fun to be able to pick your own gourds! We have a bowl full every year but...we have to buy them at the market. Enjoy!

Farm Girl said...

The best pumpkin plants I had were the ones that came up on their own with no water and looked the best. Funny isn't it. I have never had any luck with those kind of gourds. Yours look just wonderful. Very nice pictures. I also like your bowl of pumpkins very pretty.

Linda said...

What a great surprize!
They were determined to make it.

Linda said...

What a bonanza! Who can't love those bumpy colorful specimens. The twins are the best!

Jean Bee said...

That is unreal!!! Now you'll have plenty of stems for your handmade pumpkins!

Shirlee said...

Isn't that funny! It reminds me of the rose garden that I gave up on last year. It is totally ignored & even gets mowed over time & time again yet there are little rose leaves peeking out through the grass. Unbelievable!

mckinney37397 said...

Are you going to sell the pumpkins if so pleaselet me know.

mckinney37397 said...

Are you going to sell the pumpkins if so pleaselet me know.