We have had a lot of rain this week so I haven’t had to worry about watering my garden for a long time which has been great. The cooler temperatures this week have also helped my garden continue to grow and thrive. It is so full and and everything looks so green.
While the rain has been great it has also meant that I haven’t been able to get into the garden much this week. Well, that and our busy schedule — it’s fair time and we have been helping my husband get his new school ready. (He’s a principal now.)
So, when I checked on my zucchini plant last night I was a little surpised at what I found hiding behind some of the leaves in a spot that had been too muddy to get to a few days prior.
My zucchini plant gave birth to a 8 pound, 19 inch zucchini. 🙂 It isn’t quite as long as any of my kids were at birth, but it does weigh more than four of my kids did, including the two pictured above.
Years ago, when I planted zucchini for the first time, I thought you were supposed to let them get big. Then my mom told me that wasn’t the case. I guess there is no prize for the biggest zucchini. Too bad, because I think I would have won with this one.
In addition to our mammoth zucchini we have had some really great harvests this week. Lots of zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, and green beans.
Our tomatoes are still green, but I have been picking some grape tomatoes. We were blessed with a sack full of tomatoes today from a gentleman who is painting at my husband’s school which should help tide us over until ours start to turn red.
I am still loving the fact that my cucumbers have vined up the fence and aren’t sprawled all over the garden. I think this is one of the best years I have ever had for cucumbers.
I think our sweet corn is just about ready to harvest. It looks like there are a few years we may be able to eat this weekend. Yummy!
Those old cabbage moths have been working hard but the cabbages themselves still look pretty good and ready to harvest.
My basil and dill have taken over my little herb garden. I need to give them some attention. I also need to remember to plant them somewhere else next year.
Never before have I had an issue with rabbits like this year. Our old dog Roscoe was good at keeping them away but the puppies, not so much. I am not sure how this will affect our sweet potato harvest but at least the vines aren’t getting out of control.
I have some onions that are popping up out of the dirt in my cinder block planters so I will probably have to harvest those very soon.
As you can see my garden is getting pretty unruly but that’s alright because it is helping me feed my family delicious, organic produce. 🙂