Finally something other than squash and cucumbers in the garden! The sweet corn is ready! I have missed sweet corn fresh from the garden! I haven’t planted any for the past couple of years. I have to get it in early if I am going to plant it, so it won’t cross-pollinate with the Dudley field corn.
Lots of rain made it difficult to get into the garden to harvest this past week. I sent the girls to look for things when the sun came out for a few minutes, but from the piddly harvest they brought back, I knew there had to be more…and there was. We found Ronde de Nice zucchinis the size of Clothilde’s head, and Rose screamed when I pulled out a huge cocozelle zucchini longer than one of Clo’s legs. Actually, we could probably have made a little Clothilde out of squash and cucumbers! Not only that, but the okra has begun, and I missed it before it got too long. I picked it back and fingers crossed I can keep up with it now. This seems to be the most difficult part of growing okra.
The rain has made the zinnias turn out just HUGE. I love these royal purple zinnias!
The tomatoes are just turning red, and it is so nice to have fresh tomatoes again! Store tomatoes, you just don’t compare! I can’t even remember the name of this striped tomato. It is tasty and very pretty. It was a packet of free seeds from Baker Creek, and had some pretentious name attached to it like Vernisage Verte Et Violete or something-or-other-thingummy.
I was wondering what I was going to do with the huge bowl of snap beans, the huge pile of zucchini, and the huge bowl full of cucumbers when my mom showed up. I bagged up a bunch of it for her, and she walked out with an armful of vegetables. Visitors beware!