Also, a few baby Swiss chard leaves. This cooler weather may not be good for tomatoes and such, but we'll take more fresh greens and be happy about it.
As everyone knows, it's hard to check the zucchini closely enough so at least one of them doesn't get away from you.
No, I haven't managed to get that second batch of Zucchini Bread made yet. Way too much happenin' around here. Heck, up until noon today, I sincerely thought it was Wednesday instead of Thursday. Arrrgh.
Speaking of the zucchini, this is a shot of my zucchini/nasturtium bed. Can you make out the zucchini plant in the middle of this jumble? I always plant a raised bed of one zucchini plant in the center with nasturtiums on either end. This year the nasturtiums went wild but haven't quite succeeded in choking out the zucchini. So far.
I made the first harvest of yellow beans yesterday. (They always mature before the green beans.) I also picked what I'm sure will be the last of the shell peas and sugar snap peas. The sugar snap peas we eat fresh (gobble, gobble, nom, nom) for as long as they last. I've given up freezing them because they come out so very limp and, to my mind, unappetizing. I ended up with only about a third of the shell peas put by that I need for our year's consumption. Baaad year for shell peas. I'm going to pull out the vines asap so I don't have to look at them and be reminded of the failure this year.
The pumpkin pie vines have made it to the summit (!) and are now traipsing over the top of the arbor trellis.
This is the largest pie pumpkin and is already about as big as it will get. Now if we can just get the color and ripeness to the right stage . . .
We uncovered the blueberry bushes yesterday and picked the berries that were ripe. Ended up with only two and three-quarters quarts, but I'm happy to say there are a lot of unripe berries still to come. The above shot of the three rows of bushes covered up again looks like huge, wiggly, creepy-crawly things from a horror movie.
I'm spending the day today inside (it's been raining since we got up) trying to get caught up on household-y type things. I may even get that second batch of Zucchini Bread made. Maybe. Or not.