It is always exciting when our vegetable garden starts producing. After a few failures in the past two summers due to pests, disease and/or uncooperative weather, it is encouraging to see the plants bursting forth with tiny veggies that will continue to grow into harvest-able crops. I’ll get to those mini-veggies in a minute, but first, BIG news. Well, sort of. The spring/summer garden offered up its first harvest over the weekend – a single zucchini measuring 9-inches long! I am amazed at how fast zucchinis grow! I literally watched it grow a few inches in a matter of two days and a few more are just a day or two behind it. I think this one plant will provide enough zucchini for us to eat for a few months – and bigger than we’ve been able to get at the grocery store. The first picture below was taken on Saturday. I chose not to harvest it then because I wanted it to get an inch or two larger.
Then, on Sunday, I awoke to find the same zucchini had grown almost two inches to the size of a large dinner plate!
Well, that’s the big news. Hey, I relish in good news, whatever it is!
Now for the mini-veggie photos! We have tomatoes, habaneros, green bell peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash, jalapenos and what looks like cantaloupe starting to form!
All of these plants received a healthy watering on Saturday, followed by a 12 oz. cup of freshly brewed compost tea to top them off! Here is the yeasty smelling, foamy, frothy mixture right before I served it up!