Picked the first Zucchini today along with a couple of small Melrose peppers and some Swiss Chard. I cooked them up in some olive oil along with fresh basil and store-bought garlic and served it over pasta. The first meal from the garden is always a celebration and its really early this year despite getting the garden in late.
I walked out in the garden and to my horror many of the leaves on the zucchini plants were eaten. Greg’s broccoli got chewed on, and we suspect a groundhog. So I went off to Home Depot and got some fence posts, I already had a roll of chicken wire.
The zucchini is now fenced in and there hasn’t been any further damage.
This is the last of the spring planting. I put in a bunch of cucumber plants from Goebbert’s along the back fence.
I dug up a new area at the west end of the garden that now has full sun since the maple and the white pine are gone. One row of Swiss Chard plants from Goebbert’s. One row of kale from seed about 1 1/2 feet wide. Two rows of green beans, one row from seeds I got from Greg and the other row of Roma. I also planted a Rhubarb plant from Pasquesi’s.
Got the rest of the tomatoes in today.
- 2 Rutgers Heirloom Tomatoes
- 2 Big Boy Tomatoes
- 8 Roma Tomatoes
These were all from Goebberts.