Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Green Thumb, Brown Thumb

Last summer mum tried to grow a few things. You saw the pictures of the morning glories last year. But she also wanted to grow some bird nest gourds. Only one plant survived
And she finally got one gourd to harvest.
It has been drying in the metal monster room, mum took it out to take a picture of it this past week. It still has some more drying to do as the seeds don't rattlel inside just yet. If things work out she will cut a hole in the thing so the birdies can get inside to nest, then hang it from a tree.

22 comments:

The Meezers said...

oh our mommy didded that one year - she said it taked a LONG time but it was fun

William said...

What a neat idea! I hope it doesn't take too too long to turn into a birdie house.

PinkynAsh said...

That sounds like a really cool birdie house.

Camie's Kitties said...

That looks like a fun project for your mama.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Halloween said...

Hi Derby. Hope your mum's green thumb works out as you hope! I have been hiding out in my spring garden.

Purrs, Halloween

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We grew some "garlics" one year. Never could get anny birdies ta nest in those...

LC

Cat Street Boyz said...

Mom just bought those seeds to try and grow them too....maybe you better wish us luck=^Y^=Toy

Karen Jo said...

That sounds like a good project. I hope that it works out. We are going to try for lettuce and tomatoes and maybe some peas this year.

C said...

Mom grew lots of sunflowers last year! The birdies loved them lots. She also grew 2 kinds of squash and got only 4 squashes off them to eat.

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

We hope she hangs it where you can see it.

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

Shilgiah the Cat said...

What a neat idea! Growing your own bird house sounds fun but must take lots of patience.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

That's cool!!!!

Cat with a garden said...

How cool, what a great idea!

Eric and Flynn said...

Anything that attracts the fev-vers is a good idea.

SophieKitty said...

My mommie found the birdie nest house interesting. She's never seen one before.

You're going to have a lot of good things to watch, Derby.

Fat Eric said...

Oh that is an interesting thing to grow! Wonder if they would grow here...probably not, without a greenhouse.

The Island Cats said...

We hope that works for your mom...it's a cool idea!

The Cat Realm said...

Our maid has a black thumb! Good thing the butler has a green one - otherwise even our nip would not survive...

Cliff and Olivia said...

Plants that makes birds nests. We almost wouldn't believe it.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Wow! We didn't know you could grow birdie houses.

Angus Mhor said...

Then, after the birds build a nest, you can eat'em! Right?

DaisyMae Maus said...

Ooo ... I like that gourd! Will you eat the birdies that nest inside, Derby?
DMM