Mark is trying to convince me to move my blog to Facebook and suggested I do a garden post. Well, its not moving to Facebook, but a garden post seems like a good idea. It sounds like such a great idea that I think I'll try posting the end of each month during most of the year as away to keep track of garden happenings.
|The garden on June 30, 2016|
The squash have been the star of the garden the past 2 weeks, producing every day.
|Cosata Romanesco Zucchini|
The zucchini appears to be slowing down, but was a heirloom variety, Cosata Romanesco. The description reads, "Italian zucchini with nutty flavor and exceptional texture. Gray-green skin and prominent ribbing." I may have to try to harvest some seeds so as to be sure to have it again.
|Crook Neck Squash|
|Patty Pan Squash|
Another of my favorite ways to fix the Patty Pan Squash I gleaned from my friend Candace, slice it thin, dip it in buttermilk and breadcrumbs and bake. We've already had this twice and should have many more!
|Tomatoes and Green Beans|
|Blue Lake Green Beans|
When I took this photo this morning I noticed that I had a few beans ready to picked. Upon a closer inspection, I found a whole handful and it looks like there will be another tomorrow. The beans are on their way!
|Rosa Bianca Eggplant|
|Black Beauty Eggplant|
|Basil and Cilantro|
|Chives, Tarragon, Thyme and Sage|
|Howard's Miracle Plum|
|Howard's Miracle Plum|
Look at this beautiful succulent plum, the birds have already started to feast and they aren't even ripe!
As my mom would have said, "It's loaded with figs!"
While we were in Southern California over Father's Day, the berries suffered in the heat and hadn't had consistent water. In spite of the hard ship I've picked 2 and a half quart size freezer bags full, plus a few here and there to throw in with a fruit salad.
My poor strawberry patch also suffered from lack of water this month and was full of weeds. I found it and it now has a few strawberries and seems to be on the mend. No Balsamic Strawberry Pepper Preserves will be coming from this patch this year.
|To be continued|
Besides getting this blog post together my chore for today is to plant 3 pumpkin plants, 3 butternut squash plants, 6 Italian Parsley and oodles of giant sunflowers, hopefully they'll be around next month!
That's the garden on the last day of June of 2016.