Here's my harvest from July 2. The tomatoes are really coming in well now! Those were the last two zucchini. I finally ripped all of the plants out. Most were so eaten by SVB that they just fell apart, leaving their stems in the ground, but I raked all of that up before I replanted.
Here's the harvest from July 3. All of the cucumbers are pretty much worthless now. They're all incredibly bitter. It doesn't matter how much they're watered, they're just nasty. Anyone know of a good cucumber that resists bitterness?
I had enough veggies laying around to make a tray for July 4. ;) When is there ever a lack of veggies around July 4! I love it.
This was my harvest yesterday. I'm starting to harvest the tomatoes when they show a hint of color. Every one that I've let go to maturity on the vine has somehow ran into problems, but all of the ones I've picked early are fantastic, so I'll stick to that game plan.
I replanted the squash and zucchini beds with tomatoes. I figured they're always a crowd pleaser and will have enough time to ripen before frost, or I can at least take the green ones and put them in newspaper in the basement until they ripen. For the first time and since adding the two new beds last year, I can say I have more plantable space than I need. That's a good thing to be able to say!
My first two asparagus beans are hopping right along. From this angle you can see the jumble that is the back side of that trellis. It's a mess!
On to garden dinners - see, I told you I was behind on pictures. A friend suggested we try stuffing the zucchini with onions and tomatoes and then melting cheese on it. I added salt, pepper and basil and it was wonderful!
Appetizers the other night consisted of jalapeno poppers. The boy and I had a great conversation about capsaicin that he keeps telling everyone he can about. See, gloves again. No only do I eventually learn my lesson, I learn it for more than one time. Most of the times, that is.
One good thing about the new pool is that it wears the kids slap out. I think this girl barely got her clothes on (and fancy clothes they are) before she fell out on the couch.
Still with me? I've been finding that several people have been finding my Keychains for a Cause site with searches for owl keychains. Who would have known? I have the white owl ribbon, but found this cute one on a black background to add some variety to the selection.
If you've stuck with me, you're caught up! Tonight the kids are spending the night with my sister-in-law and I'm headded to see the man's band, Velvet City Mercy play.
The morning comes early. Rock on!