Here's a quick garden update for the garden watchers. I'm working on a hair update as well for my long hair friends and also a general life update. I've been super busy, so today it's mostly pictures of how my garden is doing.
First off, here is what I picked yesterday after work. This is the second basket of goodies and the first was bigger. What you see are Rattlesnake pole beans (prolific!), hot banana peppers on the left, sweet banana peppers on the right, some okra (must have waaaaay more plants next year), jalapeno peppers, and some grape tomatoes.
Here is a baby buttercup squash. I just about had a fit of joy when I saw this guy. It's about the size of a flattened softball right now, I'd say.
And check out this Delicata squash! It's one of my most favorite winter squashes, so I'm pretty excited to see it doing so well.
Here is a whole family of them!
The Rattlesnake pole beans are going crazy and I need to pick them nearly every day just to keep up. I might let some of them dry and toss the pods and just use the dried beans.
Here are beans I cooked night before last. I decided to roast them with olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, sliced onions and garlic. They were good!
And finally, my basil plants this year... left to right: cinnamon, Thai and sweet basil.
The garden is doing quite well considering a few things lacking this year. I really can't wait until next year when I can put more time into it and and grow more things. We only used about two thirds of our garden area this year... we just didn't have the time to plant more.