Monday, May 30, 2011

Veggie Patch

Hello! I know it's been some time since I last posted anything, but I've been busy and, honestly, feeling a little silly about starting a blog. I finally got up the courage to show it to someone other than my hubby, and she had such nice things to say that I was inspired to start up again. Whether I'm brave enough to show it to anyone else is another matter...

So, to the matter at hand: Last year we built a small raised garden bed for vegetables. I successfully grew some cherry tomatoes and a few herbs, and not-so-successfully planted green beans and green onions. (I did get some green beans, but not enough to make it worth the effort.)

So this year I decided to try zucchini and yellow squash, along with the tomatoes and herbs.

The tomatoes aren't doing so well, probably because of the unseasonably cool weather we're experiencing. (Is it really almost June? I can't tell by the thermometer!) Just one puny fruit so far.

But the squash seems to be thriving. Perhaps it should be bigger by now (I don't have anything to compare it to), but I went outside today and found a gorgeous blossom! (It was actually open when I first saw it, but by the time I got around to snapping a pic it had closed up.) I got very excited and did a little zucchini dance. No, I won't demonstrate that for you. You can thank me later.

I'm hoping to have enough zucchini that I can eat some of the blossoms. I've never prepared them before (never eaten them either), but I understand they're delicious. Just need to find a recipe—something with cheese. Everything is good with cheese!