I picked 18 ounces of basil leaves already; enough to make our entire winter supply of pesto. And the plants are already producing new leaves so we'll have plenty to use when the tomatoes finally start to ripen. Love Caprese salads!
|After the basil harvest
|Dill, mystery squash, hubbard squash, yellow squash
|Sunflowers, tomatillo, cauliflower, jalapeño
|Mystery squash - maybe buttercup? kobocha?
|My nemesis-squash vine borers
|Hubbard squash - one of many
|Zucchini, Yellow, Cucumber, and more mystery squash
|The new water barrel
|Huge zucchini leaves!
|So many green tomatoes
|Very healthy tomato plants
As for harvests, we're getting enough summer squash out of these plants to make a dish every day plus share with Dad. Fortunately I've got a lot of squash recipes else we'd be really sick of it already. It's been a slow cucumber year but I've managed to put up a couple pints of dill pickles so far. The tomatillos are finally forming and I expect an excellent harvest there, and the jalapeño plant has one pepper already and lots of blossoms. I lost all but two kohlrabi to voles but those last two look great and I should be able to pick them this week.