Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Garden Loves This Weather
We have had above normal temperatures for this time. It sounds like much of the country is in the same boat. However, we have been blessed with enough rain. We are very thankful for that. The plants have gone balistic. Even the zuchinni which still has some powdery mildew is growing. We have gotten lots of zuchinni, yellow squash and cucumbers. We have also had lots of lettuce.
I went out a little bit ago to pick the cucumbers again as I am getting ready to make 2 batches of pickles. I have a HUGE salad bowl. You could probably wash a small infant in it. It was heaped up and over flowing. Man, those things grow fast. I also found 2 of the largest yellow squash I have ever seen hiding. They got too big for their hiding place. I have a friend who slices the squash and then dehydrates them. She uses them in soup or spaghetti in the winter. She said they are not all soggy, but seem to retain their texture. That is what I will be doing as well.