Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Jolly Green Giant and........ Aliens!

Big things happened here while I was gone. Unbeknown to me, it seems that The Jolly Green Giant has an onion patch next door. My neighbor brought these to me yesterday. Look at the size of these things! I weighed the one on the right, and it was over 2 lbs! Now I'm thinking of something special to do with these. Maybe Bloomin' Onions?? About 5 or 6 batches of lasagna?

And, as if a giant next door isn't enough, I think aliens landed in my garden while I was gone. A little hard to believe, I know, but I have proof. They seem to have left some sort of dry, fuzzy, fungussy sort of thing. It's growing in most of my beds.

And it's also growing in the walkways that have chips on them.

What's up with this?? Whatever it is, I don't like it, and
when I find it, I pull it up, very, very carefully. Then it turns my fingers a dark brownish color. Ewww! I want the aliens to come take it all back.


  1. Could there have been some fungus or termite in the eucalyptus when you chipped it?

  2. Those onions are huge! I wouldn't know what to do with them except to use them in different dishes. That way whey could last me for 2 weeks.

  3. that looks like slime mold to me...

  4. Wow! Never seen such a huge onion!
    No idea what the aliens have left in your garden...

  5. The onions look great, but WHAT is that slimy thing? Is it growing? Did you get rid of it?

  6. Becca, it seems to be everywhere, not just the eucalyptus. I had never seen it before it appeared in the garden.

    vrtlarica, they truly are the biggest onions I've seen! And to think my neighbor grew them. Wow.

    Anonymous, I looked up slime mold, and it looks just like that! Thanks!

    Astrid, Yeah!

    thyme, looks like it's slime mold, and no, it is still there. Bummer.