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Cousin "IT"


Remember the old “Munster s series” way back in the day?
They had an organism called “Cousin IT”.. My wife has given that name to my new Morning Glory experiment in the backyard:

I think that “Cousin IT” might be a fitting name because the plant on the right really does look like the old “Cousin IT”! It is Morning Glory that was grown from seed on a cheap Walmart tomato trellis and I have made “IT” grow on itself instead of spreading and IT has assumed this huge shape that thickens every day. Interesting though, the leaves on this one are 4x the size of my other Morning Glory vines growing on the fence. Some of the leaves measure up to 4" in diameter! Caladium size! Must be the rich compost and organically amended soil in its’ planter… {chuckle} The plant to the left is some organically grown “mammoth sunflower seeds” that I wanted to try out. The leave sizes are huge to say the least! This’ll be interesting to see what the wild birds think once the huge flower heads start blooming.. {smile}

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I agree "cousin it" is fitting. Just a reminder though (not that I watched the shows or anything lol) "Cousin it" was a member of the "Addams Family"

13 Jul, 2009


I thought so too Kris. I remember cousin It but I never watched the Munsters, only the Addams family.
I've never seen a morning glory like that - it's huge :o)

13 Jul, 2009


Brill blog N2, I can remember the Munsters and the Addams family. Thanks for reminding me folks, Lol

13 Jul, 2009


That's what it was! {slapping his forehead} It was the Addam's Family! I got the "old shows" mixed up!

This is scary, I'm loosing my memory! Must be "old-timers" setting in.. {chuckle}

The morning glory seed was planted in a mix of home-made compost, lavasand, greensand, expanded shale, dry molasses, and some native soil "borrowed" from the corn field in the background.
At the bottom of "cousin IT" there is a 3 brick high 2'x2' planter that I made from used bricks and the "IT mound" has completely covered the bricks. Gotta love IT! {grin}

14 Jul, 2009

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