Weekend Relaxing #2 Gardening

I have decided that picking most fruits and vegetables is best done by children who love to play games.  I think that fruits and vegetables get their jollies by playing hide-and-go-seek with humans.  You know they are ripe.  There are a few tantalizing veggies peeking out behind their leafy clothing.

Think there are any more tomatoes in there?
Think there are any more tomatoes in there?

Green beens are the worst.  I went out yesterday.  I picked all the beans I saw that were ripe.  I got quite a few, but to look at the plants, there were only little bitty beans.  You think – mistakenly – they’re not ready yet.

How many beans can you see?  Would you pick them or throw them back?
How many beans can you see? Would you pick them or throw them back?

What I found out is that you can’t let them be modest.  You’ve just got to pull their leafy clothes away from them.  Mothers that are used to changing diapers are accustomed to that.  They just whip off those clothes, get the job done, and bingo, the kid’s back in business, and Mom is on her way to the next chore.  No pretend modesty,

Weekend Relaxing #1 Gardening

But back to beans.  I guess I was too prissy the first, second and third picking.  After just picking beans two days ago, look what I found – the ones I missed – LAST WEEK!

They played hide and go seek long enough to be bean seeds.
They played hide and go seek long enough to be bean seeds.

And look who else wanted my beans!

"I'll find those sneaky beans!"
“I’ll find those sneaky beans!”

I kept him from getting some of them as you can see below.

See you tomorrow.  I got a great question from Benzeknees.  Thanks so much for asking!

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

35 thoughts on “Weekend Relaxing #2 Gardening”

    1. Thanks. I didn’t grow those, but my friend has a friend who grows organic blueberries. This is an agricultural place, and that is their crop. They were so nice. they came out and visited with us because one of the ladies with me was a good friend. She helped me pick for a few minutes as we talked. I had never picked them before. They are quite easy to pick. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


          1. I am doing OK, when Miami loses the NBA Finals, & The Chicago Blackhawks stop playing around win the Stanley Cup, I too will be doing great.



          2. U’re such a sweetheart, Ms. HistoryGal.

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            ♥ ❀ ✿ Namaste ❀ ✿ ♥


  1. Look at your fantastic harvest … fantastic. Blueberries already – and on the same time as strawberries, over here the blueberries are not ready until beginning of August. What a fantastic gallery you have created, but you should have lighten up your photos a bit, especially the blueberries and plums.


        1. Thanks! I was inside, so I wasn’t thinking about that! Outside I’d have to go out at a different time because the sun was directly overhead, and the space is too small to move around much! 🙂


  2. What a lovely harvest of fruits and vegetables MVBF Marsha !! Is that for your evening meal today??

    I know you have many weird things in California, but this bug takes the biscuit and the plums and the beans and the ……… What sort of fly swatter do you use ? Ralph xox 😀


    1. Our zucchinis are like that, too. Vince wouldn’t even plant them this year. We did plant cucumbers, and same thing, only they were bitter. We planted pickling cucumbers! blaaaaah Forgive me for not writing back to your lovely email yet. I had a busy day yesterday! 🙂 Lots of love 🙂


          1. Two weeks, no snow, clear blue skies and lots of sunshine, but a chilly wind. Today the maximum temperature will be 14, which is about 60 for you. brrrrr The last time it snowed here was 1994 and it was more like sleet than snow and only lasted for a few minutes. It has to get really cold for that to happen. We don’t do cold well.


    1. We start a lot sooner! I think we planted tomato plants in March. The beans are from seeds, though. Vince really got into gardening this year, or, believe me, it wouldn’t look like that! He decorates! 🙂 Marsha 🙂


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