This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

today's harvest

I don't know how I missed my first zucchini! But it is a big one. I am making zucchini bread tonight. In addition to the zuc, my harvest included a pretty little eggplant, a yellow crook squash and a white patty pan squash, lots of lettuce and herbs, and a couple cukes. harvest 058



Blogger Nichole said...

That Zucchini is huge! It will be good for Zucchini bread.

July 30, 2013 10:25 PM

Blogger Mike the Gardener said...

Everything looks awesome! As my neighbor says, zucchini grows so fast you can watch it :)

July 31, 2013 9:07 AM

Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

Lovely, it is great to grow difference types of courgettes, I gave some yellow 'soleil' ones away today. It's great to see peoples faces when they are told that all courgettes aren't green. We have an abundance of them at the moment, I am going to try a courgette and ginger jam recipe, sounds weird but it has had good reviews.
Marian (LondonUK)

July 31, 2013 4:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, My Patty Pan plant is huge, but so far all male flowers. Have you ever had a Patty Pan that borne no fruit? Is there any hope for me? Thanks!

August 01, 2013 7:24 PM

Blogger kathy said...


I have the same (but different) problem. People say zucchini are not summer squash.

They say summer squash are yellow. Zucchini are green.

Then I have to tell them there are sorts of summer squash! White, yellow and green patty pan, yellow crook neck, and green zucchini. I am growing Tromboncino this summer and can't wait to see how it looks - a pale zucchini that is very long and twisty) They are all thin skinned squashes that can be used interchangeably in recipes for summer squash.

August 06, 2013 12:15 AM

Blogger kathy said...

About those male patty pan flowers, I think its the year for late squash. I have had this happen before, in other years. It happens with different types of squashes. And, in talking with gardeners this year, we think there is something about this year that has delayed squash fruit set.

But the females flowers will come even if they are late. (As long as you fend off the stem borers and downy mildew.)

August 06, 2013 12:20 AM


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