This is the producing part of the garden. I differ from a lot of gardeners whose main purpose is growing food. I love flowers! So this is my raised bed of zinnias. There are more zinnias in tubs and other flowers tucked in here and there. They serve a purpose other than just for my pleasure and they bring a variety of bees and other pollinating bugs into the garden. And, they are probably biggest cash value crop since I won't have to buy flowers at the store.
This is looking back at the zinnias. My tomato plants are huge! Because I put the garden in so late, I just picked my first tomatoes today, a purple Russian. They were so delicious. It may have been the best tasting tomato I've ever eaten in my life.
Here is what the zucchino rampicante looks like mature. To tell the truth, I have been so busy trying to eat the zucchini and yellow crook neck squash, I haven't tried these yet. I am saving them for winter squash. They are supposed to taste like artichoke and are used in ravioli and gnocchi.
My sister weighs all of her garden's bounty. I wish I had done it so I could say how many pounds of squash I have grown, so far. But, I have started to count all of the eggs my little chickenettes have laid. It is quite a sense of satisfaction having a squash omelet for breakfast all produced from my little town backyard. In the heat of summer, my thoughts are already turning to what I will be planting for this winter.