Much of this week "in the garden" has actually been spent in the kitchen as I worked to preserve the bounty from the vegetable garden. I baked four dozen zucchini-nut muffins for the freezer for our breakfasts in coming months, canned fifteen quarts of food-processed tomatoes for vegetable soup base next winter, and made ginger-squash pickles from the last of the summer squash harvest.
We also harvested our corn and potatoes and had the first of our 'Chinese red noodle' beans for lunch yesterday. All of our lunch yesterday, except for the cornbread sticks, came directly from our garden. Very satisfying.
The garden is showing the effects of the mid-90s heat we've had on some days, plus the drying wind and the waning of the regular rainfall that we received over the first three months of the year. In short, things are dry, and, by mid-morning each day, everything looks wilted and sad. Supplemental watering is in order, but I'm trying not to make the plants dependent on that and keeping my fingers crossed for the rains to return.
This week in the garden several new blooms made their appearance.
And, in old news...
I hope your week in the garden has been a good one.