But first I have to tell the sad story of my squash plant. So I picked up a 4 squash seed mix last spring - mainly because I wanted kabocha squash and couldn't find the seeds. So I tried to guess which seeds were kabocha and planted a few of those. Well I guessed wrong. The giant squash plant that grew from our box started rapidly putting out little squashes. It took several weeks to figure out that they were spaghetti squash -my absolute least favorite. I was so bummed because I had 10 of them growing from one little plant. But I got over it. Because that is was a
So I found all these recipes. And I found friends that liked them. And then came the attack of the bugs. I saw a little vine rot and figured I had vine borers. But I wasn't too worried because the rest of the vine seemed healthy. And then I picked a squash. And saw a little "bruise" on it. So I tried to cut it off - and was met by a writhing little bugger. So GROSS. I went and checked all the squash. Every last one of them had little holes in them. And in the meantime - a tiny little butternut squash had popped up. And it too was being eaten by the squash borer. So I had to rip up all the vines. And woah when I did -that thing was filled with
But the tomatoes - they are in a whole different world. My one cherry tomato plant has put out at least 3-4 lbs so far (and it is still flowering and producing more new tomatoes)! I have made too numerous too count bowls of caprese salad -which might just be my most favorite thing to eat.
And the roma tomatoes in the community garden are going crazy. I turned 6 lbs into 7 quarts of salsa. And another 7 lbs of orange, red, and romas into crushed tomatoes and froze them. And I am not done yet.
|1 lb bags of crushed tomatoes|
We have one plant I have no idea what it is doing. Each tomato weighs well over a pound -maybe even closer to 2! And it is full of green tomatoes. And I bet they turn red while on vacation. And I may not get to find out what they are.
|The first red 1 lb tomato -can't appreciate the scale of this thing!|