|First Summer Squash from my garden|
|next harvest, bigger than the first!!|
June is also the month to start reaping the benefits of having started my zucchini, tomatoes and summer squash from seeds back in late April!! I have many photos to share!
June was also the time for my teen to get his nose fixed... hopefully, along with the septum straightening out, so will his migraines. We'll see... as you can see, he's not too impressed!!
|Garden in frontyard: basil and Japanese Kabucha squash|
|baby summer squash|
|Zucchini flowers (and the Japanese beetle issue....)|
Backyard garden... no digging equipment and VERY dense grass made me resort to bags of dirt, place them and open bottom and top... Voila! Small garden plots!! I saw my dad do this a few years ago, but never thought I'd resort to this... well, when you want to do something, you'll figure it out! This was my solution as the seeds grew faster than I thought they would inside!! I had to get them into the ground quickly or the little plants would die...
Summer squash and zucchini have GOT to be my two favorite garden veggies... considering I've never tried to grow either, this is a fun experiment all the way around!! You can tell by the eaten portions of the leaves that I'm doing this organically... no sprays or pesticides. I figure, there will be plenty of veggies, I won't sweat the hungry insects...
I did have to go out and re-stake the tomato plants as they've become enormous and were falling over into the yard!! My surprise was waiting underneath all that growth... small flowers and baby tomatoes! YAY!!
My saddest part so far is that, though the zucchini plants have a LOT of flowers, none have started to elongate into baby zucchinis. I figured they would grow as quickly as the summer squash... since my FAVORITE way to cook them is together in a stir fry, I just assumed they'd grow at the same rate... heck, the plants did. However, those daggone beetles REALLY like the zucchini flowers!!
The first meal made with a summer squash was stir-fry with spring peas (pods) and onions. The photo below is hubby's dish as for some reason I tend to give more attention to plating his food than my own... so, there's some nummy fried rice, too. Yes, organic peas and pastured eggs went into that... local rice, too. I figure if I'm going to make something, stick to the 'rules' of Primal, even if it's pushing the boundaries (like white rice).
|Salmon and green peppers, stir fry and fried rice.|