I’m on my third basket of goodies harvested from the garden plot and it all looks amazing. The zukes have gone wild and so has the crookneck and green beans. Take a look:
That large thingy is a sweet meat squash and I picked it because the plant is dying. There are several people that are having a lot of trouble with their squash plants and we don’t know why. I have two sweet meats planted and one of them is already done it seems, so I’ll keep the fruit for a while to see if it will ripen any more..? And then I’ll just dive in and cook it I suppose. It’s a winter squash and so I’m confused about the July harvest! And I expected a lot more than just two per plant. (I’ll just have to do more research to see what I did wrong.) Since this is my first time growing it (and eating it too) I’ll be safe and stick with a pie recipe, and there is a fabulous recipe I found that is almost identical to pumpkin pie. I’ll post it of course…
The cantaloupe are doing great! This sis has them growing up and over a couple of tomato cages (laying down) and that gives them enough room to grow. We must have about 12 already, I can’t wait!
The tags I put on the tomatoes (when the plants were small) were somehow washed clean and now I don’t know which is which. Wow. There is a first time for everything I suppose. It’s one of those things that could be a source of amusement for years to come. So this could be Roma or Amish Paste tomatoes. Either way, I see a can of pasta sauce in the future!
I started a white pumpkin from seed (thanks to a generous garden neighbor) and I think I’ll dig it up and take it home with me since it needs a lot of room and the sis wants to plant flowers in the last empty box anyway… so we can all be happy. I can always feed the pumpkins to my chickens (hoping to get some really soon). And I can make more pie. Yum.
And finally, I dried out the last of our peas and now I’m eagerly waiting to start them for the fall. There are several varieties in the bag, but I love to mix and match peas and green beans too. It’s all good.
Until the next harvest, see ya!