Saturday, August 13, 2011

Garden Produce

Our wet spring, which has been followed by a dry summer, has caused problems for local farmers.  Our herbs have been growing faster than we can use them, but not so the vegetables.  We finally resorted to watering the vegetable garden, which is beginning to yield its bounty.  Tuesday evening's dinner included yellow squash sauteed in margarine, to which we added a can of diced tomatoes, and seasoned with fresh ground pepper, some thyme, and a pinch of salt.  Yummy!  After dinner, Sarah and I went out to see what else needed to be picked, and found these cucumbers

which measured 13.5" and 14.5" and weighed 17.2 and 23.8 ounces respectively!  There are a lot more cukes coming, from which we will probably make sweet relish (if anyone has a good recipe, let me know).  We also picked this yellow squash

which was 12" long and weighed 25.6 ounces.

In addition, we picked a pound of tomatoes - mostly Roma's.  A lot of the other hybrid tomatoes have end rot, which Sarah tells me happens because of growing conditions (i.e., too little rain).  Sarah harvested her garlic and some onions quite a while ago, and they are drying in the garage. 

There's nothing like fresh produce, don't you agree?

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I do agree but other than herbs and lettuce...not much came out of my garden. Even my lettuce did badly this year.We had the opposite of you...a dry spring and wet summer. My tomatoes are full of tiny green bulbs that do not look like they will grace a salad bowl any time soon.

Hugs from Holland ~