Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gardening in Mongolia

Despite the lack of any gardening space of our own, we have managed to get out hands in the dirt a little bit while here, anyway. This Impatien is one of several plants Sister Caldwell has managed to grow inside. It doesn't get very many blossoms but it is down right exciting when it does! And as you might be able to see, the plant is quite healthy and a really good looking plant all by itself.

Then, we even managed to grow cucumbers this year! We set a pot out on our little patio on our third floor apartment and have managed to keep this lone little cucumber plant alive.

The picture to the left is of our first cucumber and it was sooooo good! Tough to beat straight out of the garden. Not quite as good a garden as we hear about from our children but hey, it's something!

Now the second cucumber is nearing maturity and we are anxious to pick and eat it!

But, alas, two will be our limit. We will be gone before another one can set and ripen!

The kids tell us they have planted a couple of things in our garden at home for us and we are anxious to take a look! Not long now!


The Fendleys said...

The flower/plant is very pretty. I love the greenery on it. If anyone can get something to grow in the conditions that you have over there it would be the two of you, that is pretty cool. I bet you will go garden crazy once you get home.

REBYRYAN said...

We're saving you lots of good stuff from out garden!!

Marcia said...

I am amazed at how creative you have been at doing some of your favorite things in a foreign land with limited resources. Good work!

Bressler Bunch said...

How long did you manage to make that one cucumber last? Or did you gobble it up all at once? I hope some one is moving into your apartment right away to keep the plants growing.