Oh boy oh boy oh boy are we enjoying our first garden! All of the hard work has paid off.
It's been an explosion of zucchini and tomatoes! Well over a hundred pounds of zucchini and probably 75 so far for the tomatoes. This garden tastes so GOOD! I have shared w/ neighbors and co-workers too. The big tomatoes are really coming in now. Most of the tomato bushes are almost at my height but many have trailing stems that if extended would be over 7-8 feet long. Next year I will need to get much bigger cages. We used the biggest ones but also had to stake them since they got so large from the 'magic dirt' but now I am thinking that we'll need to make our own cages so they be sturdy and tall.
I've been keeping track of most of the loot with photos. These are a few taken on different days.
You can see my first picking of German queen and Mr. Stripey tomatoes at the top right:
This cabbage is the only one that has not been chewed on by cabbage worms! It's a beauty and is still growing.
I think the purple bush beans (that turn green when cooked) aren't all that good. Next year I will put in some other kind of bean. I would like some that I don't have to stake. Suggestions?
The brussel sprouts haven't produced anything yet but are still growing. The beets and carrots are growing really slow (maybe because it is so hot) but they are chugging along. We had baby beets the other night with dinner and Helen couldn't get enough.
I want to try making fried zucchini blossoms. The recipes I have seen looked pretty good.
Well the radishes sure looked pretty but were hot hot hot and we didn't eat them! Oh well.