Picking

Yesterday afternoon I found another giant zucchini hiding in the garden. After chasing it down and executing it I washed it and cut both ends off and sliced it down the middle. Very small seeds, took them out with the melon baller, tied it shut again with string and put it in the fridge. This afternoon it will be stuffed with pork sausage, bread crumbs, chopped onion and garlic chives, and chopped sweet chiles then baked. It has been a long time since we used this recipe but we are looking forward to it. May even add a little cooked brown rice to the mix and lots of spices.
We've had three days of sunshine and everything in the garden is exploding. Tomatoes are ripening rapidly so we're eating fresh tomatoes at every meal. Crowder peas are climbing the twine and the two corn stalks that survived are about three feet tall. Trucker's Favorite can get up to ten feet tall so I'm waiting to see. Green beans are flowering again, the lima bean pods are starting to fill up and the eggplants are going crazy. Picked four more nice Ichiban fruit yesterday and the American Beauty eggplant fruit is as big as a baseball already. Cukes are making faster than we can eat them so we're sharing the bounty with neighbors.
I'm off to see the neurologist this afternoon to see what can be done with the increasing paralysis on the right side of my body. Probably nothing but we have good Medicare coverage and are using it.
The figs are getting larger by the day and the two lonely pears are doing the same. It rained for so long I sort of miss the "tinkle, tinkle" of rain on the roof vents and Tilly can go outside anytime she wants. It's a good day in the neighborhood.
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All of my plants are finally in the ground. The tomatoes are doing pretty well. Some are blooming Of course I have no idea what is where. Just wait and be surprised.
Peppers went in next. One variety is blooming and has set some fruit. Another surprise area. I can tell the cukes, one variety is smaller than the other. The zukes are in and growing. I stuck markers in those cages. Just got the acorn and butternut squashes in and the watermelon. Just hope I can keep the critters out of the stuff. Right now everything is in cages.
I got no peas this year. Lousy germination and then the squirrel got to them before they got big enough to eat. The spinach did almost nothing. The onions are OK but not very big. But that's all right, I prefer small ones since I don't waste so much.
I am sure I can get most anything else I need from one of the farmers markets. The market in our little burg is sponsored by the county and is limited to this county and some people from the adjoining counties. And the next county has a nice one too. Farther away but usually more variety. Besides, the Peach Lady comes there, if there any peaches to sell. Then they bring apples later in the season.
We are finally getting rain, so far not too much. Spoke too soon, it has started again.
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