|Posted on June 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM|
The crookneck squash is a rousing success! Each plant has fabulous fat little squashes (squash? What is the plural, for cripes sake?). The zucchini plants are huge, each with multiple blooms, and though it took what seemed like forEVER, we have zucchini on them at last! Also, some butternut squash has finally appeared! I'm so psyched about that! The peppers are in a raised bed in the squash garden, filled with that same rich soil, but each plant gets a bloom, which then shrivels up and the leaves at the top crinkle up. A garden mystery for us. Guess we will have to be happy with our bounty of squash this year in that bed. There are a few eggplants and a couple of cantaloupes that have bloomed, but not sure if they will actually fruit.
The other veggies in other gardens are still growing-brussels sprouts, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (in a different garden). We made some marvelous sweet and zingy cabbage relish from the cabbage patch, which I was very pleased with this year. The huge compost pile is even growing corn, wheat, oats and sunflowers from the scratch grains that end up in there along with shavings from the chicken coops. So, for your viewing pleasure, the gardens, some lush and wonderful, some not so much:
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