Ok so here is the excitement for the garden today. My first potatoes. I pulled up two plants, only because I wanted potatoes with dinner. Mind you this is only from two of my bazillion plants! I may not get too many tomatoes this year (blight), but daggonit, I will have potatoes. Potato Tomato lets call the whole thing off... (Next year I am going to do upside down tomatoes, after inspiration from Leila)
Being the pessimistic gardener that I am, I refused to do any “grabbing” under there for shear fear that I had planted them in vain, and that there wasn’t going to be any potatoes. I said this to my dad…and he rolled his eyes at me, knelt down, stuck his hand in, and pulled out a very pretty little Yukon Gold…So I ravaged the rest of that plant and another for dinner tonight. It was a nice replacement for squash…and zucchini…too bad you can’t make clothes out of them, I would need no back to school shopping...Yes the march of the squash is still playing out here! I also made my first dilly beans and jars of bread and butter pickles (from squash and zucchini)…my dad has already decimated one jar of pickles, and my husband another... so I had better get making some more tomorrow…have to get jars. I have to get to making more dilly beans…we have been eating the beans as fast as I can pick them, but I have a sister and father who LOVE dilly beans…so I had better work on getting some of those packed up! And my last foolish but totally exciting news from the garden today is, yeah I have a watermelon growing that I can actually see under the jungle of vines!
OH and one more thing…check out my most awesomest birthday present from my mom…yeah, she gets the gardening thing…My parents had a rockin’ garden when I was growing up.