Holy Moly Look At The Squash

The squash and zucchini are really coming in now.  I always plant too much but I pine for it in the spring.  To bad it doesn’t freeze well.  It can be used after freezing for veggie soup because the texture isn’t as important in that application.  To prepare it, I slice it, drop into boiling water for about a minute and then shock it in ice water.  I drain it, pat it dry a bit and then (gently!) vacuum seal and freeze it.

At Last

After a long, cold, rainy spring, the vegetable garden is finally growing.  It’s time to thin the lettuces so that they will head up nicely.  As a bonus, we can eat the thinnings.

The peas are coming along at last.  I had difficulty getting my English peas going this year but both the snow peas and sugar snaps are growing quickly.

I also believe that my attempt at starting onions and shallots from seed will be a success! I planted the seeds inside on February 18 and planted them outside in the raised bed on April 30.  They looked quite pitiful for several weeks but now they are growing strongly as you can see above.