Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Garden

I have never planted anything before. Ever. Once, I had a cactus and I never watered it because I thought that was the point- a cactus doesn't need water. I'm not good with plants.

However, there are many hobby farmers at our church and every year they drop off corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, etc. I'm greatful and thankful but sometimes those things come in such a surplus I can't keep up with the canning and freezing and I end up wasting a lot of food. I decided this year that I would plant my own garden and give away my surplus so there wouldn't be any waste. Although, now that I'm typing that out the logic seems a little skewed.

But today I had my first harvest! And I am proud! First of all, let me tell you I was clueless on how much to plant. Here is the squash section of my garden. Clearly I have gotten carried away:

But, look! Here is what I found underneath my 6 squash plants:

Isn't it beautiful? I call it a star squash but if you google recipes it's best to call it a patty pan squash. I'm pretty excited to bake it up for dinner tonight. There is something about eating food I've grown myself that is especially pleasing.

Now if only those tomatoes would turn red!


thehomespunheart said...

Yay! What a great feeling! Our squash got all big and leafy but never produced anything - so maybe next year!

That patty pan squash is picture perfect!

Leah in Iowa said...

I don't think I've ever seen a white squash! We grow (or used to grow) decorative pumpkins and I always liked the looks of the tiny white ones. You'll have to let us know how it tasted, and how you cooked it up!

~ Leah

carrie said...

Yay--glad you're joining in on the gardening fun!