It's supposed to be the Kitchen Garden, but if you were to look at the photo below and think it's the zucchini garden, I'll understand. It looks like a big zucchini with a little ruffle of garden around it.
That zucchini plant is a monster, isn't it? I think it's the lushest, healthiest plant I've ever grown, and that surprises me. Why? Because as lush and healthy as it is, it's still not coming close to producing what the yellow squash is producing, and the yellow squash is hidden behind the zucchini plant. That yellow squash is cranking them out, so much so that we've eaten our fill and shared with several friends. Oh, the zucchini is producing too, and I've got a few extra pounds from zucchini bread to prove it. As much as it's producing, though, the yellow squash still has it beat.
But this post isn't about the zucchini garden. It's really about the Kitchen Garden. It's come a long way this year. We've harvested a lot of lettuce, chard, cucumbers, zucchini, squash and beans. The beans are just coming into their own, and the tomatoes are just starting to ripen. The peppers are almost ready, and the eggplant is getting larger by the day. And we're about to go away for a week, just when this little garden is getting cranked up.
Yes, Garden Man, Garden Punk and I are taking a much deserved vacation, our first in almost five years. We've spent a lot of time visiting family, with all the driving that entails, but this vacation is just for us. We're spending a week in a little town in Maine, and we leave this morning. The Kitchen Garden? It won't be alone. Some folks have pet sitters; we have garden sitters! OK, they are sitting the Mighty Hunter too, but I'm sure they will spend more time with the garden. And after they've been enjoying the bounty I'm sure our little Kitchen Garden will produce, we may not be able to get them to leave!
Off to Maine. See you next week, and happy gardening!