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!