Every day this garden amazes me. It is not containable any more. The tendrils are reaching out beyond the borders of the garden, grasping grass and threatening to over-take the sidewalk. The leaves are amazingly large. The larger corn stalks are staying upright now, so maybe we will get some after all. I put both of the blackberry plants outside, and both promptly got sunburn and don't seem very happy. I will keep them well watered. I need to find a place to plant them permanently.
The Fordhook Zucchini is enormous, and likely to get much larger. Now there are several growing, but this one remains that biggest. Online reviews said they could get 2-1/2 to 3 feet long. Shall we wait and see if it's true? Or will we get hungry and decide to eat it before then? Maybe we can sacrifice the smaller ones to the dinner table and let the big one grow.
I harvested two more Mammoth Melting Snow Peas today. They're a little over-ripe, as you can see the peas inside starting to stand out. One has five peas, the other only three. I know all of the websites say to dry the pods and then break the peas out. I wonder why the peas themselves can't be removed from the edible shell and dried on their own. So, a little science experiment... I pulled the five peas out of the larger pod and will set them aside to see if they dry alright outside of the pod.
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