We dug a lot of potatoes, but not as many as Husband had expected. We think maybe it was too wet this year. And when we dug them up, we found that quite a few of them had already rotted. I accused Husband of planting mashed potatoes in the hopes of harvesting mashed potatoes. Instead, they were just mushy, stinky potatoes. Still, we got a lot of good ones.
We’ve had a few tomatoes over the last month or so, but not a ton. The little yellow sunsugars have been coming at the rate of a couple a week for a while. This is the first red one we’ve gotten, but it was small. Still, it was enough to add to our lunch today which was…
That is a new one. We’ve never had rabbit tacos before. They were darn good.
Anyhoo, back to the garden.
We got a couple of squash, too. There are a lot more yellow squash growing out there. The zucchini are not growing as fast, it seems (this one being an exception.) And we had a volunteer squash plant come up and it’s been terribly exciting to try to figure out what kind it is. We think maybe acorn. I was hoping for butternut, but I’m okay with acorn. Or whatever it is.
Oh, and we got a handful of green beans today, too, after I took the photos.
One of the cherry trees is not looking good; its leaves turned yellow. So that’s sad. And I accidentally mowed down a blueberry bush, and that’s sad, too. And the pumpkins don’t seem to be doing much.
But the corn looks okay. Maybe we’ll have ears in August.
And it is, after all, just a first year garden, planted in newly tilled sod. Even Pa Ingalls said a first year garden in tough sod can’t be expected to do much. At least we’ll have enough food to get us through the winter and it’s very unlikely we’ll have to live on potatoes and brown bread and convince Almanzo Wilder to give us a milk pail full of his seed wheat so we can live until the train comes through in the spring! (Can you tell I’m reading The Long Winter right now?)
And this fall, Husband will till up the ground again, plus maybe a bit more for next year. And next summer’s garden will be even better.