Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Overnight bag and hand bag

Here is a small hand bag with a double handle.

 Here is an overnight bag.  Not yet finished.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Plants you can eat

 Onions are easy to grow
 Beans just want a little water.
 Plant some tomato's and water, you may need to add some fertilizer.
Put a fake snake in your fig tree, it might keep the birds away.

Lavender , what more can I say about it.

 More fig trees.

Pictures of my 5-5-2012 garden

 Bell pepper

 blueberries bush
Hot pepper

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Son-in-law broughty flowers to my daughter

My son-in-law brought my daughter flowers.

 He is always so kind when they come to visit me.
 He changes any light bulbs that are out and changes the battery in the fire alarm and I don't even ask him.
He shows that he loves and respects my daughter.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Garlic and Cream Cheese Squash blossoms

Last night I fixed fried squash blossoms stuffed with cream cheese and garlic.  This was my first attempt at cooking them.  My family and I were surprised and how good they were.  I would like to tell everyone that if you haven't tried them you are missing something delicious.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Eating squash blossoms

Today I took some time to look up some squash blossom recipes.  They look good especially the Mexican recipes.  It is good to find that those blossoms don't need to go to waist while waiting for the female blossoms.

Monday, May 7, 2012

How to tell the difference between male and female squash blossoms.

 Male Squash Blossoms or Female Squash Blossoms

The difference between male and female squash blossoms are determined at the base of the blossom.  Female squash blossoms have a fruit at the bottom and the blossom is usually at the center of the plant.  At the base of the flower there will be a small green fruit where the flower joins the stem when you see it you know it is a female blossom. If pollinated this small fruit will become a squash. Male squash blossoms bloom first and are on the outer part of the plant.  They are usually on long thin stems.  The mail blossoms are the blossoms that are good to eat.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MBA at University of Florida

I am home now and plan to work hard in the garden.  The trip to Gainesville was so much fun.  My daughter graduated Saturday from the MBA program and will be moving off to her new job. I pray the she and her wonderful husband have the happy, healthy life they plan for. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How do you prevent squash flowers from falling off?

My squash plants get a lot of flowers but they fall off.  At first it looked like someone had gone out and cut the flower's off and let them fall to the ground.  This is the third year I have planted squash and the flowers fall off every year.  If you have an idea please let me know.