Saturday, 8 August 2015


Let the Zucchini harvest begin!

The gigantic orange flowers are transforming into zucchs at an alarming rate. It does not seem to matter how quickly these summer squashes are picked they still seem to multiply. Where we find one there are more to come. Not to sound alarmist, but, the zucch plants and their squashy growths are overtaking the garden - the carrots are now hidden under the cover of the oversized zucchini leaves, the tomatoes are struggling to stay tall and rise above this pushy plant, and the kale has all but given up!

These blossoms are resting after a hard day in the sun 
See how this zucchini is pushing into the carrot tops?
All I can see is zucchini leaf
A stern warning has been given to the zucchini plant to pull back its leaves and allow the other plants to enjoy the sun or else a severe cutting will take place. The warning expires in two weeks. The countdown is on.

On a positive note, raspberry season has almost ended. Again the plants gave us so many berries that we had to find alternate uses for them. One thing that uses a ton of berries is a pie. Lolli took this task on and managed to squish six + cups in.

Lolli's pie
Another bowl
The next major crop that is predicted to overwhelm the appetites of the PUTP is cherry tomatoes.

Green tomatoes turn ripe quickly this time of year
I'll eat 'em right outta the garden 

1 comment:

  1. Your raspberries look so delicious! And zucchini, we are in the same boat, they are rolling in daily. Our tomatoes are just starting to come in. It looks like it might be a good season...fingers crossed.

    Happy gardening!