Garden update, July edition.
Today we got to eat the first edible item from the backyard garden. Mini cucumbers accompanied tonight’s dinner. Odd little things. I picture them always being compared to their bigger, juicier, older brother and never quite measuring up. It was interesting to think about the life of this little cucumber while I was eating it and all the things we did to make it happen. Julie had a huge smile on her face and from the looks of the yard, we will have a couple hundred of these little suckers coming in over the next couple of weeks so she better like them.
Holy crap, batman! Next year you have to do some vertical supports so it’ll be easier to mow your lawn! Did you plant any tomatoes? We’re gonna have a bumper crop…
No tomatoes. I take it you planted some? Maybe we can arrange a veggie swap of some type…
Yes, we need to plan a little better next year, the pumpkins have these little tentacles that grab the lawn and hold on for dear life!
I’m all about the trade…. I think we will have at least a thousand tomatoes, if I can keep CC from eating them straight from the plant!
There’s a great bread and butter pickle recipe in the Dobson Family Cookbook that’s pretty easy when you get tired of those raw little darlings. Also your great-grandmother’s recipe for cucumber and onion salad is excellent. We’ll probably have it in Florida, because Uncle Bruce is fond of it. Happy harvest! Love, Mom