I spent most of yesterday in my garden…it seems the work never ends! I pulled out some of the lettuce greens that had gone to seed, picked beans, blueberries, black raspberries, zucchini, swiss chard, beet greens, and more lettuce for supper. I also harvested my first yellow cherry tomatoes!
Tonight, I will make chocolate zucchini bread with the zucchini I picked. All the squash and pumpkins are doing amazingly well.
The Autumn Beauty sunflowers have surpassed the height given on the package by several feet…it said they were 5′ high, and many of mine are 8′. This is with no fertilizer whatsoever…I wonder how big they’d be if I’d put manure in the soil?
I’m really excited that my first broccoli head is nearly ready to harvest…I’m trying to hold off until it’s a little bigger.
Also imminent is the harvest of the first rutabaga.
I still have a little while to wait on the cauliflower and the purple Brussels sprouts.
My shell beans are coming along well too.
I will harvest these later in the fall when they have dried, and then use them for chili and other soups.
I’m off to make tonight’s supper – corn on the cob (from the store), and chicken thighs, with green beans from the garden.