When I went out to the garden on Monday after being away for a week, I quickly discovered why people who garden should not take holidays in the middle of July. There weeds are going crazy and I had some gigantic cucumbers and zucchinis! Here is what I picked:
Here's a picture of the way the garden looked on Monday:
Things are definitely getting big! The Fabulous Dude didn't get a chance to go check it out until Tuesday evening and when he did, he was shocked at how big some of the plants are. We have spent some time weeding it this week, but it's still kind of a mess. So please excuse our poor garden maintenance.
Our tomato plants are quite full of fruit and I am desperately waiting for them to ripen! There is nothing, nothing, nothing like fresh tomatoes!
I don't have any more pictures to show of the garden from this week so I will just tell you what else is going on ....
We've been eating delicious potatoes like crazy, and I've used some for twice baked potatoes for the freezer. We've also been eating Swiss chard, lettuce, beet tops, green onions, purple onions, beans, zucchini, and cucumber. We also had a few roasted beets the other night that were delicious. I tried pulling a few of the white turnips but they were gross. I guess they aren't ready just quite yet. We've picked a few okra, so I'm planning to cook them up tonight. Both the acorn and butternut squash plants have a ton of blossom on them and even a few good sized squash growing. We're going to have more zucchini than we know what to do with over the next little while and our yellow summer squash should be ready by next week. There are a few green peppers that are almost ready to pick as well.
If you live close to me and you want any zucchini, cucumber, peppers or tomatoes, please just let me know!