|The few puny tomatoes I've harvested so far. |
There are three zucchini plants, and they are already producing far more than I can use. I only know one nutritious way to fix zucchini (except for ratatouille, which would require eggplant that isn't ready yet): I stir-fry it, either alone or with onion. I love zucchini bread and cake, but we don't need that. I have been trying to find a healthful recipe I used to have for zucchini boats. So far no luck. Because these plants are at the far side of the garden and the onions near them are done growing, I don't run a soaker hose to them. I simply carry water to them daily. I keep expecting the squash bugs to show up, but so far, so good.
Tomatoes in back, then what's left of the blighted potatoes, and on the right is my strawberry patch.
It's been a rough year for me, garden-wise. Even when it was still raining, only half the sets in one row of onions came up, and some that did come up were no bigger than a hen's egg. Yesterday I diced them for the freezer and got a gallon freezer bag full. I planted carrots three times and finally had perhaps a dozen seeds sprout and grow, in the last planting. My corn came up spotty as usual. Radishes did nothing. Peas didn't make it.
Oh well, hope springs eternal. I'm still going to try for a fall garden.