Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...

How does your garden grow?

Well, I don't know about Mary but our 1st foray into vegetable gardening has gone surprisingly well. As you can see, my plants appear mostly healthy and robust.
Now let's take a closer look, shall we?
Here is my beautiful zucchini plant. It has spread quite nicely. I am looking forward to sauteed zucchini and onions, zucchini bread, fried zucchini chips, stuffed zucchini, etc... I have a feeling I may tire of zucchini. I will have to come up with a way of storing what we don't use. You think maybe that I can slice and freeze? I have no idea if that would work or not.
I am truly surprised by the corn. I planted seeds at the same time as the other plants and the corn is already thigh high! Digestively, I don't do so well with corn and corn byproducts, however, when this corn comes in I may have to just make that sacrifice and try the fruits of our labor!

Now I don't know what to think about the cucumber plants. I do know this...I planted them too close to the pepper plants. I didn't realize how much space they were going to need. I have one tendril that has snuck it's way around the peppers and into the carrots! Now this particular plant has also escaped the confines of our "rabbit screen"! I guess the rabbits will have a tasty snack, after all!

Here is my pride and joy! A perfectly round tomato without blemish or bug invasion. Tell me, oh pretty please, when will be the perfect time to pluck you and slice you and serve you with a slice of fresh mozzarella and basil (from my herb garden). Mmmmm. I can hardly wait.


Willoughby said...

Very impressive, Polly! I have never been able to grow zucchini or corn successfully. The zucchini always flowers beautifully, develops it's fruit(?) and then rots. With my corn, the little green worms got to it before it was fully developed.

As for the extra zucchini, I know some people shred it and freeze it for zucchini bread. I don't know if you could use it as you would fresh in anything else. It might get mushy in the thawing process. I'd be happy to take any extra off your hands!!!

L.B. said...

Zucchini... yum. Garden looks great!

Gracey said...

Wow, your garden looks amazing! Great job!

Val said...

Your garden looks great and way ahead of ours here in Iowa. I love sweet corn but so do the racoons.

5thsister said...

Hi Val! It helps that planting can be done a lot earlier here in the South! Gosh Willoughby...worms? I think something like that attacked the 1st tomato but everything seems to be doing okay. How do you prevent rot?

thamesarino said...

oh my goodness! it looks awesome!
is it giving you ever so much joy? I hope so!


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