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Heat and Pokeweed July 7th, 2012

It’s only noon and already up to 100 degrees.  We are expecting to get up to 103.  I am really looking forward to Monday when it will be in the middle 80’s.  I, for one, can’t wait until winter rolls around again. 🙂
When I planted my seeds, I didn’t get around to labeling them.  Now that everything is pretty much growing, I don’t know what I have…except for the tomato, squash, and carrots…Ha, I do know what those are supposed to look like.  So, anyway, I was so proud of one plant that is growing like crazy. It’s almost 4 ft tall and really looks good.
Since one of the guys that I work with knows a lot about plants, I took a photo of it.  Yesterday I showed it to him to see if he knew what it was.
 
Come to find out it is called Pokeweed.  It’s poisonous raw, but can be used if it’s cooked twice and the water is thrown away twice.   I didn’t even plant it but a bird must have shitted it in my garden. 😦
I researched a bit on my Kabocha (squash) plant.  Sue was right.  Turns out the plant produces male blooms first. These drop off and are followed by female blooms a week or so later.  I’ll be keeping my eyes on them for the female blooms.

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