a Wormy Cauliflower

a Wormy Cauliflower

Who would believe I would put garbage on the Internet? A week+ ago Fran said I should pick the cauliflower. I was greedy and lazy. Greedy because I wanted the cauliflower to get bigger, and lazy because I put off the picking.  Well I got around to picking the cauliflower and cursed at my waiting too long, threw it in the yard waste and posted this picture, the garbage, on the internet.

the Winter Squash from a ladder on the deck

the Winter Squash from a ladder on the deck

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the Winter Squash from outside the fence

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This is our first year for Winter Squash, a fun to grow plant for the Victory Garden. It grows aggressively and produces a lot. It would like a garden much larger than Fran's Victory Garden. It is not easy to tell from the pics, but, the plant has grown about five feet or more in every direction from the spot it was planted. On the paths, I turn the runners back toward the plot.  Where it stays on the plot, it has overrun the Cabbages, Cauliflower and is threatening the peppers.


We haven't cooked with them yet, but I hear that they make a better pie than pumpkin.  Here are some other Butternut Squash Recipes.

a Sunny Cornucopia and a gift Lavender plant

a Sunny Cornucopia and a gift Lavender plant

New harvests in this last week or so have been plum tomatoes (squirrels like them), pole beans are just starting, cucumbers slowing down, and the firsts of the winter squash.

The last few weeks have been busy, Dental Surgery, recovery, Battle with the Baby Bunnies, weed whacking the garden paths, and a family reunion have come before blogging about Fran's Victory Garden. Just now the garden is bountifully producing, We have fresh garden veggies in many dishes, healthy for us.  We are also giving produce to family when they visit.  Come to our house and leave the car unlocked and you will find a zucchini in it when you leave. ...continue reading