At the end of June, we, like everyone else, are getting a lot of produce from our garden: zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, peppers, our first few green and wax beans, beets, and various kinds of squash. We’re also about to get corn, and we are still picking blueberries. Lots of them at this point. In addition, we’re getting various greens, like kale, lettuce, and Swiss chard, but we stopped getting broccoli and strawberries a while ago. Our garden is doing really well and we’re still keeping up and staying happy about it all.
Seed planting has slowed significantly, but every once in a while, more beets, radishes, or snaps are started. We also started more zucchini and yellow squash because we had had so much rain that a couple of plants got ill and we pulled them out. Pretty soon, we’ll be starting our fall crops. I think a few broccoli seeds have already been put in actually.
Anyway, one squash in particular that we got today is really nice. We call it a flying saucer squash, but it’s actually called a Sunburst squash. It looks like a flying saucer, anyway. We haven’t tried it, but just speaking aesthetically, I like it a lot. It’s a nice bright yellow. Some more will be ready tomorrow so we will actually get to eat them then.
Anyway! Keep your gardens strong now that the novelty will begin to wane and July’s heat and humidity will set in and make us feel lazy.
By the way, we only harvest what our mother thinks she can deal with on any given day (except for certain spoilables like berries or tomatoes). So the one picture shows some of what was to be dealt with today. If we were to harvest everything and bring it all in and lay it on the counter, there would be an unhappy person in the kitchen.