Today we got milky oats for milky oat tincture, 2 Ronde de Nice squashes, a peach, tomatillos, a Benning's Green Tint squash, a green tomato that I accidentally picked early, a cucumber--presumably one of the Parisian Pickling cucumbers, and an assortment of lovely beans: green Romas, curly green Sultan's Crescents, Tanya's Pink Pod, Royalty Purple Pod, Beurre de Rocquencourt, Yellow Pencil Pod, and Dragon's Tongue--yellow striped with purple. They are so beautiful. I love my garden. Where else can you get that variety?
The garden is better than ever this year. Our corn is actually higher than 2 ft, which is the highest corn I'd ever grown in Florida until now. The squash, unfortunately, was planted in some new ground that isn't very fertile yet, so it's on the edge of death at any given moment. I don't mind--we had a good squash year last year, and despite that we already have 2 round zucchini.
This year looks to be a good tomato year (I'm crossing my fingers). The whole tomato/eggplant/pepper thing just seemed to work out this year. I started them earlier, bought organic starting soil and had a gro-light. They are loaded with green tomatoes of all shapes, and we are just dying for them to start turning color.