A frost warning sent me out to my community garden plot yesterday to gather all the green tomatoes that were never going to get ripe. I picked a heavy bagful of tomatoes, a few from my Butter Bush, a lot from the Rutgers, plus four more huge tomatoes from a volunteer tomato plant in my […]Read More Penultimate Harvest
Because of all the rain, it’s been about a week since I visited my community garden plot. I was startled by all the changes.Read More I grew some food!
Is it tempting fate to show how the lettuces and squash are doing at the community garden? So be it. I tempt fate.Read More Still have lettuces!
For the last couple weeks, I’ve left a small bag of pecans has been laying around, with the vague thought that maybe the squirrels would like them. You think? Anyway, today seemed like a good day to offer this treat, so I poured the pecans into a little cardboard basket, and set them outside.Read More Even the critters get a merry Christmas
The mystery squash have finally met their end. They were chopped up, peeled, tossed with olive oil, and roasted. Along with a parsnip, just in case they tasted weird. Weird they were, but not too weird. Some tasted like overgrown zucchini, some like bland winter squash, some like a wild grassy feral relative of squash. […]Read More Mystery squash meet their fate
The two mystery squashes are definitely different squashes. One looks to be descended from a sugar pumpkin that went rotten last winter, the other from one of the acorn squashes I ate. It’s nice to have a clear idea what they are, but no way are they going to ripen before the first frost hits. […]Read More Twin mystery squash are fraternal
I thought planting a bush variety of squash would be better than getting overwhelmed with squash, but the two little squashlettes it has produced so far is less than underwhelming. Now, all of a sudden, there’s at least four of five of them hiding under the leaves. Do you think it knows there’s a deadline […]Read More Golden squash to be
The bees in the squash have horns to toot: The first squash has set fruit. So cute!Read More Squash to bee
I made sure to plant squash for the squash bees. Instead of squash bees, I found another bee I’ve been looking for.Read More Black Bees in the Squash Blossoms
The squash blossoms haven’t been totally confused. I’ve been watching the usual acorn squash ripening under a pear tree. And I see I should have plucked up the inevitable swallow-wort sprout before I took the picture. That stuff is a plague! But I don’t want to talk about that right now.Read More Vegetable last hurrah?