First, Sunday was the day Paul and I saved and froze tons of stuff that we had harvested. We have green beans and zucchini. Tons of cucumbers have come up too.
Here's the handy-dandy Food Saver that Paul's family got us one year for Christmas. It's dead useful. You just wash the stuff, get it ready for eating (cut up or whatever), put in the bags. Then blanch in boiling water and then dump in ice water to stop the cooking process. Then, into the freezer to enjoy in the long, cold, miserable winter months.
A little salad of cucumbers and some onions. The cucumbers taste SOOO much better and the skins are really soft and tender, so completely edible. I plan on doing pickles this next weekend.
Same idea as above, but different angle. Because I really want everyone to appreciate the bounty. And then be jealous. Ha.
Portofino. The squash bugs are starting to win, but oh well. I think the key is to just plant a shit-load of plants and get what you can before the bugs descend. And be damn grateful that the bugs allowed you to have the little they did.
Holy corn, Batman. It keeps getting blown over by the wind, but seems to be picking itself up. In the foreground are tomatoes.
Standard, regular zucchini. I haven't even remotely been able to keep track of how many we've given away and frozen and eaten.
Silk. Hmmm....corn is fabulous. Hope I get a lot. And I now have the answer to the question that has been keeping me up at night. This particular species of corn only grows one cob per stalk. Good to know. Not very efficient. I would prefer one that has a lot of ears. I'm greedy.