Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mary Mary Quite Contrary... and the first ZUCCHINI REPORT

Maybe I should rewrite that so it goes:
Helen-Mary, never contrary (ha ha)
How does your garden grow?
With snail-filled shells
And manure smells.
And hoes-&-toes all in a row.

With the 2 1/2" of rain we got last Saturday, the garden has exploded.  And not all in a good way.

At least Mother Nature decided to plant DILL with the POTATOES.

Buried in amongst the volunteer cilantro and edible-but-weedy PURSLANE there are sweet and hot peppers.

The leeks and onions are ok in this pic, but lemme tell you.  I was out there weeding this last night and there was no brown dirt to be seen.

You will notice that I have kept the ZUCCHINI pretty clean.  The better to torment DH... ha ha ha.  I've already picked about ten finger sized fruits and tossed them in veggie stir fries.

To my credit, the newspaper/grass clipping mulch is doing an excellent job here. I will be back at this today to clean up a walking pathway between the cutting garden and the veggie bed.

The past several days I have been trying to thin out the phlox.  Oh.  My.  Lord.  It has taken over so much space!!!  In this pic I have already been working at this so I could at least find the Siberian Iris.

This is what I took out.  I had to ask DH to get in there with his manly size 11's and a big shovel to separate some clumps for me.  Otherwise I would still be at this in October.

Whew.  Some space. Now I can dig up some COSMOS that have seeded themselves in amongst the tomatoes and replant them here.
As far as harvesting goes, we have eaten a ton of lettuce.  Pounds of asparagus. The radishes that I planted for DH are rotting in a tupperware in the fridge. (why eat radishes when you can have salted peanuts?)  We've had a few feeds of snow peas - delicious when you lightly saute them in a bit of olive oil for maybe five minutes, then add a couple dollops of balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute or two.  And the zucchini, of course.  :-)  Ready in the garden but not yet picked are a couple of jalapeno peppers and at least one cucumber.  Yum yum yum.  I love summer.

I am simplifying the report this year.
Picked   10
YTD      10

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are surely showing up my little 10' x 10' garden. Enjoy!
    West Michigan


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