Monday, July 25, 2011

Garden Guest & Eight Ball Squash

We had a wee guest in the garden this morning. Apparently sunning itself on the red leaf lettuce, the little green frog seemed wide awake, yet unafraid of the camera.

Wonder if it likes to eat aphids? We know there are lots of frogs in the neighborhood because we hear their great chorus every evening. But we don't know much about them.... yet.

Yesterday, Robin harvested our first eight ball summer squash, almost perfectly round, but more the size of a softball than an eight ball. She says she's going to halve and stuff it, top it with Parmesan cheese, and bake it for our dinner tomorrow. We've never seen this type of squash before now. They are a hybrid zucchini, supposedly mild in flavor and firm of flesh

We're also getting a lot of yellow zucchinis off our two plants.

We cleared out some of our lettuce and all of the beets and spinach to make space for fall planting. Today, we planted four winter crops: two types of lettuce, kale and beets.

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