Oh. Right. The Garden.

So the garden has been humming along quite nicely with nothing wilting or turning brown or dying a violent death.  We have very low standards, so we’ve been pretty pleased with this development.  It has made a much lovelier back drop lately for our dinner picnics than four empty boxes ever would have, so we have been puffing up our chests around here and high fiving each other like we are certified organic farmers.

I know, I know…our levels of coolness are intimidating. 

On Friday I peeked in to see how everything was doing.  There are cute little spaghetti squashys.  Yes, squashys.  They’re so cute, I just kind of have to call them that.  Also I caught myself pinching them and talking in baby talk, but let’s just keep that last part between you and me. 

The tomatoes FINALLY have a little bit of fruit!  It’s green fruit, but it is fruit nonetheless.  I was getting nervous that I planted some fruitless tomato plants.  Tomato bushes?  I don’t know, but I just felt like every time I looked at the tomatoes there was a big sign above them that said YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!    Seeing this made me do a little BOO YAH! dance.  Y’all we are going to have A LOT of tomatoes.

And finally when I looked in at the zucchini I was excited to finally see some minis.  So small, and so cute!   

Of course if you have ever been a rookie gardener, you know how this zucchini story ends, right?  This morning I went out to see how those little baby zucchinis were doing and…well, would you look at that.  


That guy on the bottom?  No biggie, he’s just FIFTEEN INCHES LONG.

So, lesson learned.  Once you see them, check more frequently.  I imagine I will be out there a little more often in the coming weeks.  In the meantime though, I have a very important question for you.   

Who’s got zucchini recipes? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand go!

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6 comments to Oh. Right. The Garden.

  • Christy
    June 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Congrats on the garden. Every year for the last three or four years I swear that I'm going to plant a garden and then one thing leads to another which all leads to no garden. Your's looks great.

  • Jessica
    June 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Your backyard is gorgeous! I'm jealous.

    At our house, we usually just roast zucchini (with olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan). We slice it length-wise, so there are usually only 4 slices per zucchini and the two of us can go through at least six slices each.

  • Heather R
    June 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I'm a rookie gardener too….I also feel like they are my babies! I'm curious about where in the country you live…..I'm in MA and the only thing close to being ready are the peas. I have little yellow flowers on my tomato plants, but I'm not sure how long it will be until I have actual tomatoes.

  • Amanda
    June 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I am super impressed with your garden! I want to do a box garden next year (no yard, only a deck) but hadn't seen any with anything significant growing in them! And that's the truth about zucchini – I worked on an organic farm one summer and when we'd harvest it was always an educated guessing game with them. Feel like maybe they are a little small and run the risk of them ballooning up to a size that we couldn't sell at the farmer's market :)

  • kakaty
    June 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I love this (without the rice) dish that uses zucchini:

    In fact I made it last night with a zuch from our CSA.

    I wish we had more room/sun to garden. This year I only have some herbs and tomatoes.





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