Monday, November 21, 2011


Admittedly the next short story took hours, not days. Now to sort out the art.

The summer-squash race is on. The little yellow patty-pan squashes are currently in the lead, with one fruit at the size of my pinkie-fingernail. There is one zucchini too, also developing but it's about the size of a needle-cover. I suspect, longer range, that the zucchini will triumph. At this stage I'm still looking forward to them. I suspect this will last until picking gets to be a chore! We have small fruits developing on the cherry/cocktail tomato... do you think we may actually attain that wild dream - lettuce and tomatoes at the same time? Also have a fruit growing on the mini-capsicum. Most of the tomatoes are just getting bigger (and bigger) with few flowers so far, but there are some exceptions.


  1. Now you've done it! You mentioned tomatoes and lettuce in the same sentence. Don't you know they're mortal enemies? That's why they never ripen together.

    Lisa S. in Seattle

  2. My aunt and uncle used to claim that by the end of zucchini season, everybody had so many of them that they'd drive around and throw paper bags of them on strangers' front porches, just to get rid of them :-)

    You're growing the summer squash, and I'm reveling in baking the acorn squash of autumn - amazing!