Been picking lots of cucumbers the last couple of days, our plants are really pumping them out now, with tons of blooms being visited by the bumblebees. We planted them next to the corn and beans, and they’re starting to infiltrate them. That part of the garden is just a mass of cuke leaves now. Some have already got too big and yellow, so we had to pitch those, too bitter and pithy, so we’re going to have to keep a keen eye on them.
We picked a out a dozen this evening, as our niece who lives down in our old house down tne hill wanted to make some simple salt pickles. We’ll probably have to can some regular dill pickles next week.
Some of the corn is tasseling, and the beans are just now forming. Tne okra plants are about knee high, and have quite a few little sprouts on them. We’ve also picked a few green bells and some jalapenos. Afe Habanero plants are loaded witn little green peppers on them as well. Most of our cabbage plants were shredded by insects, but a few of them have formed some nice soctball sized heads. Our 3 zucchini plants have become huge, and have a few 4-5" fruit on them as well.
So, in a very short time we should be buried in all kinds of veggies. The ole canner will be busy soon. This will help take the sting out of not getting any fruit this fall.