The varieties available at the meeting. Photo courtesy of Palindrome
Mornings are just full of action around here. I bet if you think about it, it is where you are too and when it all boils down, you have not gotten anything done that you planned on.
We had a nice (but small) meeting last night. Between the chicken wings, brownies and veggies, no one should have been hungry for long. Well..., we did not eat the veggies just then, but anyone who wanted to go home with 3-4 different type of tomatoes were welcome, along with some Armenian and Asian cucumbers and the granddaddy banana squash.
Espoontoon even had a late season watermelon plant for those who want to push the season. While watermelon is cutting it close, who knows? We might have an extended season that has many of us wishing we had tried. Gardeners are eternal optimists.
Chefgrape got the squash and now the pressure is on to prepare and evaluate it. I don't think it was picked to early since it was the first, the stem was starting to dry up, it had not grown any larger in a few weeks and the skin was mellowing from yellow to orange/tan.
BUT, this was the first time growing it, so we'll see. I have a few more coming on so maybe we'll have a "squash" potluck some night. I was not going to turn loose of that one, but I thought who better to try it out than a professional chef? No pressure ChefGrape.
Pamela, if you got a shot of the tomatoes, cukes and squash, share it with us? I'll replace the photo above with your since Mommy does not like me using hers.
The main and serious topic of the night was the Community Garden area that we adopted on the Square in Shelbyville. In the process of having volunteers to weed, some plants were sacrificed, then in a rebound, not much was weeded.
It has almost turned into a one or two woman project and that ain't right. (I'm including myself in that "ain't right" part)
I will outline some of it in another entry so this does not get too long. I know some of it was being written down, so if I have missed something PLEASE ad to the conversation.