Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Cucumbers Galore!

The garden is in full swing. Just before we left on vacation, I took a head count of all the squash, tomatoes, cucumbers etc. I carefully made a mental note of what would be ready to pick when we got home, in just over a week. We had already had some zucchini and yellow squash and I thought we would have some giant ones to pick when we got home, (and we did). The cucumbers however, were small and I could only find a couple of starts on either plant, but leave a garden alone and it will do crazy things. When we arrived home, we of course ran out to the garden to see what was growing. The cucumbers were everywere on the plants. I think that I picked atleast ten that night and another seven tonight.

I don't want to sound like I am complaining. I would much rather have a plant over produce than struggle but now I am going to have to think of new ways to eat cucumber and new friends that might want to adopt one or two. I have never had a cucumber plant that is so prolific.

Lots of other things are going on in our garden. We did get some bok choy, despite the very hot June. We will be picking cabbage soon, that is a first for our garden. We are just starting to pick our first tomatoes and the bees seem to be enjoying all the varieties of flowers and vegetables they have to choose from. And finally, we are now collecting honey for ourselves. The bees are doing very well. We put our first honey super on a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait to taste the honey at the end of the season.