This is why this succulent (Sempervivium) is nicknamed "Hens and Chicks". The babies or chicks can be snipped off from the parent and transplanted directly into a sunny location in a rock garden or pot (without pre-rooting) with good drainage.

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That profusion of small melons that appeared after the first large rain last week are Tigger melons. The bottoms are not rotted out from too much rain after all.

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A tronchuda kale leaf. I usually plant my kale in the fall for a winter crop, but I thought I would try this variety because it was described as more heat-tolerant. So far it is doing well. I like the flat, easy-to-clean leaves, compared to blue curled.

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The radish flowers turned into seed pods. They will be ready to harvest when the pods are golden brown and dry.

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Yellow squash and zucchini dish. Everything is from our garden except for the garlic. #growyourown #gardening #vegetablegardening

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This cicada was just sitting on a leaf on my fig tree most of the morning. I think he hatched earlier in the morning and is still drying his wings and getting oriented to his new state as a flying creature instead of one that lives underground.

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A super tiny mushroom that was found in my garden after the rain.

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There are lots of small melons on the trellis, but I hope the ends are not going to be bad from too much rain.

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The first Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus bloom.

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A pic of my sun trellis in the early morning sun. I gave it a new coat of liquid gold leaf. This trellis is covered with various types of smaller climbing melons like Tigger melons, Vine Peach Cantaloupes, Banana melons and Armenian Cucumbers.

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The first Ichiban Japanese Eggplant of the season.

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A Purple Prince zinnia. Butterflies love to visit zinnias. They are butterfly landing pads.

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Growing Transplants from Seeds – Experiential Gardener https://buff.ly/31aSdqf

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Today I processed the extra sage that I pruned off the plants several weeks ago. Branches were allowed to air dry in open paper bags turned upside down and hung from their stems (to keep dust out). Stems were removed and leaves put in a jar in my spice cabinet.

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First harvest of Chinese Long Beans or Chinese Red Noodle Beans. These climbing beans are prolific producers that stand up well in the Texas heat. They are best when picked the size of the bean I am holding. They are great stir fried or boiled.

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The first Metki Light Armenian Cucumber of the season. This little guy is only 6" long, but will quickly grow a couple of feet long. They are best harvested around 18" long. These are really melons that taste like cucumbers. They grow well in the Texas heat. #food #foodporn #foodie #salad #avocado #healthy #instafood #vegan #tomato #healthyfood #delicious #lunch #fresh #organic #veggies #yummy #vegetarian #lemon #vegetables #healthyeating #foodphotography #spinach #cleaneating #plantbased #yum #tomatoes #carrot #eatclean #mint #summer

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The first Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus flower will open tomorrow. This blood red bud will unfurl into a gorgeous 7-8" diameter flower. #flowers #flower #love #hawaii #nature #plants #beautiful #summer #floral #pretty #flowerstagram #ponyfony #petals #florals #maui #instablooms #flowersofinstagram #blooms #floweroftheday #flowerslovers #tropical #happy #oahu #bloom #gardening #garden #spring #instagood #macro #kauai

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