We have been getting lots of cucumbers, pepperoncini peppers, and jalapeño peppers from the garden this week. Last week we had tons of zucchini but they have slowed down this week. So far we are up to 49 cucumbers, 41 zucchini, and more peppers than I am going to keep track of. 🙂
I have been turning some of the cucumbers into refrigerator dill pickles and I will probably make some sweet pickle relish when I have made enough pickles to last all year. Yesterday I made some refrigerator pickled peperoncini peppers. If they turn out well I will be sure to share the recipe.
While my garden is still doing well, even after 4.25 inches of rain earlier this week, I have felt like I have neglected it this week. Our 4-H fair starts this weekend and we have been trying to finish up all of the kids’ projects. Hopefully, I will get some time soon to take better care of my plants.
Speaking of those cucumbers and peppers, the cucumbers have almost made it to the top of the fence and the pepperoncini’s are so heavy the plants can’t support themselves anymore.
The butternut squash plants are climbing up the trellis and there are even several little squash growing. The zucchini plants are doing well and there are still quite a few blooms.
The tomatoes still aren’t ripe with the exception of a few grape tomatoes. However, I did find out that my dogs found a red tomato and picked it. The footprints gave them away along with the red tomato one of them had under his paw. 🙂
I am going to have to make time tomorrow to pick the green beans. I really want to have plenty to preserve for the winter but I haven’t found the time, since the ground dried out, to pick them.
I am so thankful for how well our garden is doing despite my lack of attention to it this week. How is your garden growing?