Pictures of tomatoes and cucumbers are getting boring, I know…so here’s a sampling of other things coming out of the backyard:
We had butternut squash pop up in the new garden beds I installed around our patio. I used compost from our bin and after a couple of weeks there were several cute little squash plants growing and I never planted seeds! These starts were a mystery because they would have survived the composting process and were either pumpkin, acorn squash or butternut squash.
The plants have been growing, thriving and producing adorable little butternuts. I have it on my list to figure out how to know when these squases are ripe and then this evening I noticed that the vines had died back, which is how you know pumpkins are ready. So, I took nature’s hint that the squash plants were ready to harvest…
Our bed of garlic has been showing signs of harvest-readiness. The greens have dried up and fallen over. Here, I have scallions, elephant garlic and regular garlic.
Originally posted at Blue Eyes / Green Feet in 2012 by Jenni Lafferty
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