Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow?
This spring when several of the squash plants did not sprout we lost track of which had been planted where and poked more seeds in the ground where (we thought) they were needed. So we ended up with THREE zucchini plants, one crook neck, one delicata but NO butternut and NO pattypan (scallop).
Well you know how zucchini can get away from you if you don't watch them like a hawk - and now we'ver got it TIMES THREE! Yikes!
I have made 9 mock apple pies (8 for the freezer), several pans of roasted summer squash for the freezer, two batches of zucchini pancakes (one for the freezer) and then when I went out today, BOOM! 4 more huge zucchini.
Well, I don't need any more pies so I think I'm gong to make a couple of mock apple crisp and use them at a barbeque later this month. There were also a few regular zucchini so maybe more pancakes are in order. That crookneck was great on the grill the other night so one of these will get that treatment and one will get sliced into rounds and crusted and froze to fry up later like fried green tomatoes. YUM!
I also picked some tomatoes for eating out of hand and for salads. There were more cherry tomatoes but I ate them while I was setting up this display.
Carrots and beets willl join some store-bought onions and sweet potato in a little roasted action. Hmmm, I may go back out and grab one of the green onions to add to that pan.
In other garden news: we got a few volunteer potatoes again this year that need dug. Didn't plant any corn at all. One cucumber left on the vine - not much action there, three small cukes and one gargantuan. No radishes planted. Banana peppers are going pretty good. Beans and peas are long gone, but were yummy.
Mom has been picking and eating from the plum tree and also picked and froze up about 6 gallons of blackberries.
We have a division of labor going on here. I weeded and planted, Mom weeds and waters, we all eat it up.