Summers Bounty

This passing summer has seen a garden of amazing abundance – more than we could ever have hoped for. It was on a piece of ground that had not been tilled in many years. Everything we planted went in quite late, some just at the cusp of what might produce for the season.  In spite of all that seemingly went wrong, everything went right.

This mornings harvest. I keep thinking it will be the last! But no. Still to come, sweet potatoes and LOTS of peppers. Today we have beans, Ping Tung, baby zucchini,  green and ripe tomatoes, and five varieties of peppers.

This mornings harvest. I keep thinking it will be the last! But no. Still to come, sweet potatoes and LOTS of peppers. Today we have beans, Ping Tung, baby zucchini, green and ripe tomatoes (several varieties) and five varieties of peppers.

We even had an amazing (obligatory) volunteer squash which has been tentatively called several things. Buttershaw, Nutcup, and Frankensquash were but a few suggestions. These squash produced mostly near basketball size fruits nicely shaped like a Buttercup. The color of the shell very similar to last years Cushaw and the inside brilliant orange like a Butternut. Buttershaw seems most apropos. There were a few perfectly shaped like Butternut but I haven’t opened any of them to inspect the contents.

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bon appetite!

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