Friday, July 1, 2011

Thank Garden It's Friday

Picking up from where I left off on Monday... Zucchini plant death by mutilation, or should I say root-ilation seems to have stopped, but only after my husband put poison bait down the varmint chute on Tuesday evening (and losing yet another zucchini earlier that morning). So far the remaining bushes have been left alone but then again on Thursday I found my single pattypan squash looking dead and sans roots. I don't know what else to think except I hope that they'll atleast leave the sicilian squash alone?

Red gooseberry

And now, this week's harvest - 7 ounces of red gooseberries (uva spina). I'm glad that nothing - bird, insect or even rodent - got to them, so I'm thinking why not add a few more bushes and eventually there'll be enough to make jam. They keep for several days in the fridge and are great in a fruit salad, but I'm curious to know if they're also good candidates for dehydrating. Everything else is doing fine in the garden, even the two different types of melons I have growing (Collective Farm Woman and Noir des Carmes). My favorite view, however, is across the fence into my neighbor's yard. His apricots are about ready to be harvested while I'm still waiting for ours to turn that beautiful color.

The melon patch

Mirko's apricot tree

3 comments:

  1. ooh I hope he shares those apricots with you.

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  2. Kat - at the rate that he even goes into his garden...those apricots will fall off and rot! He's a great neighbor, but always away on work. Sometimes I shoot water over the fence to take care of his plants but I am not pulling his weeds!

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  3. maybe you could pick some for yourself then :)

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