Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mmmm...summer squash in April!

The first bowl of summer squash for 2011!

Speaking of which, the summer squash are starting to get a bit freaky. The plants are 4 feet tall, their bigger leaves are 18+ inches wide, and the darn things are vining almost as much as pumpkins (the squash vines are about 3 feet long now). And they're still young! The first fruits have just begun to form, but they're already thick. For comparison's sake, I found some summer squash plants at a nearby nursery that seemed to be about the same age...but were only about 1/10th the size of mine. One of my typical plants is 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide with 18" leaves; theirs are about 6 inches tall and 8 inches wide with 3" leaves.

Photographic evidence:

One of the Prizewinner Hybrid pumpkins is beginning to get ideas...

The Goliath snow peas are doing their best to get their work done before things get too warm:

A strawberry blossoms in echo of Eve, and never again will gardens' song be the same: