Getting to be a jungle

Zucchini are out of control.  Huge, non stop production.

Miss one for a day and suddenly the zucchini are 18″ long.


When they accidently get this big we feed them to the pigs and cows.


Chopping oversized cucumber and zucchini for the pigs

The pigs squeal and run to the gate when they see me walking from the garden.

I cook zucchini with almost every meal.  Honestly!  They even get scrambled in my morning eggs.   I havent heard too many protests yet, but the kids portions are much smaller then they used to be.  Burned out!  I have loaves of bread in the  freezer along with many quart bags of shredded zucchini.

The tomatoes are loaded with mostly green fruit.  But we are struggling with blossum end rot.


Blossom end rot on a small ripe tomato

Watermelon and cantaloupe are getting bigger.  I hate not knowing when to pick them. 


Almost ready?


Basketball sized sugar baby

The peppers are doing well, they are so heavy with fruit they need staked.


Hungarian hot peppers. There are 18 ripe on this little plant!

I clearly didn’t space everything far enough apart.

It is hard to walk in the garden because there no spaced between plants!

Lessons learned for next year.


Cantaloupe, peppers, tomatoes


Dinosaur sized zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes


2 responses

  1. You should try making zucchini relish with your excess fruit. We tried it and it is great. I did a post about it which will refer you to where we got the recipe.

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