Today I picked 2 zucchini.
The squash grows so fast this time of year. We had a nice rain last night so I don't have to water today. My rain barrel is full! I'll use that on hot days to water instead of the city water. The plants always have a growth spurt when it rains. They love that rainwater!
Here's one I pulled out of my pantry yesterday! I must have bought too many and we didn't eat them fast enough. One more plant to find room for. My garden is full and all the big pots as well. This one will have to go in the front yard, in the flowerbed.
We won't be able to enjoy our sweet potatoes till we cure them for a few months. It will be worth it! I might even can some if we get a good crop. We're trying to eat more sweet potatoes anyway so now we'll grow our own.
The pot of herbs are growing fast. The basil is taking over and will have to be transplanted into another pot. The oregano is on the left and cilantro and chives on the other side. I've already used some basil in some pasta sauce made from our tomato sauce from last year. I pulled out several quart jars of sauce, added mushrooms, onions, garlic, red, orange and yellow sweet peppers, Italian sausage and lots of Italian spices, and let it cook for 2 days. It was so yummy! We used it for chicken parm and a couple other dishes, and then froze the rest.
The tomatoes are full of fruit and blooms. Fried green tomatoes are where this guy is going.
With some coaxing the cucumbers are climbing the fence. I have carrots planted on the edges but they're not very big yet.
We've eaten one cucumber so far. It was so good having been warmed by the sun. Love it!
Tattler. I bought 3 dozen large mouth and 3 doz regular mouth lids this year.
I'll just add some each year till I have enough.
When we moved in February, we found we wanted some privacy on our covered porch in the new house. I tied them up and now we have vines growing up. It's a nice cool place to sit. We eat a lot of meals out here.
Be happy, it's summer!!! Put your feet in the pool, have a pop-cycle, find some way to have fun!
If you're not smiling, thinking of a fun thing to do, then I have a picture that will make you smile.