In this jumbled mass, we have a zucchini plant in the middle and nasturtiums on either end. (Yes, the grass does need mowing in a big way, but neither of us has gotten up the gumption to tackle that sweaty job.)
I do believe this zucchini was six inches long and an inch in diameter when I checked yesterday. Which brings me to a short conversation Papa Pea and I had a day or so ago as I prepared to haul another batch of monster zucchinis to the compost pile.
I've tried out a couple new recipes recently (as I do every year) for preparing zucchini. Time to face the music. Neither of us particular enjoys zucchinis. (There. I've said it.) And I have many sweet bread recipes we like better than Zucchini Bread.
This caused my dear husband to ask, "Is there a reason you have to grow zucchini every year?"
"Uh, no." I replied. There you have it, folks. I have planted my last zucchini.
These are yellow beans. Still looking more on the green, unripe side but growing.
The green beans are not ready yet either but a little ahead of the yellow ones.
I had predicted the shell peas would be ready this past week, but they've still got a ways to go to show enough "plumpness."
The Scarlet Runner Beans are doing a courageous job of reaching the top of the
This is the patch of Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins. So far, all I've found are little green, golf ball sized fruit.
The pumpkins may be teeny-tiny yet, but here's another view of the same patch which shows healthy vines heading out for parts unknown.
We've been fortunate in that we've been getting frequent rainfall now along with the heat and humidity. It doesn't seem to cool things down much but has been great for the garden's growth. It's all good.