Musing on food and cooking ...
Friday, July 18, 2008
Post 200 - Garden Update
So, on this, the occasion of my 200th post, I am providing a mid-July garden update!
Things are beautiful. Huge. Green. Tons of blossoms. But I am also not seeing a lot of fruit setting, and what fruit is setting, especially on my kheera cukes and squash are dropping early. The drop I am attributing to the tremendous amount of damn rain we have had, but I am worried that I don't have enough pollinating insects. Next year, I may need to buy some bees.....
The front garden - there are extreme amounts of peppers and the snow peas have also been prolific.
The spaghetti squash plant that ate New York has relocated to my garden.
Welcome to the jungle.... the tomato jungle!
The first summer squash of the summer - a crookneck variety... it is bumpy and ugly but tasty good.... as is what can be made from this fantastic produce - a quinoa and snow pea salad, dressed with a homemade lemon and olive oil dressing: