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Yummmy!!! Love it.

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OOo EEEEE!!!!! Look at those babies grow!!! Your Garden is so dang beautiful!!!

What is that last pic? A cucumber?

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Thank you. Yes, the last picture is a cucumber. Isn't this so exciting?? Every day there is something new growing. I will be leaving Saturday to go out of town for a week and am hoping everything does ok while I am gone. Then a few weeks after that I am going to NY for a month. There is a young man house sitting for us, but I am sure he will not love my garden like I do.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Thank you. Yes, the last picture is a cucumber. Isn't this so exciting?? Every day there is something new growing. I will be leaving Saturday to go out of town for a week and am hoping everything does ok while I am gone. Then a few weeks after that I am going to NY for a month. There is a young man house sitting for us, but I am sure he will not love my garden like I do.

\EEK!! Ye scary!!!

I am leaving my precious in the hands of small children :/ With adult supervision, of course. But like you.. I know they don't feel the love that we do for our plants!

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I just went out and picked a nice large bowl of lettuce for us to have with dinner. I snacked on one of the leaves while I was washing it and noticed it was a little bitter. I wonder if it is just the variety or if it is something I am doing? Still exciting to see it and know that it came from my garden. I can drown it in dressing if it tastes bad Smile

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I just went out and picked a nice large bowl of lettuce for us to have with dinner. I snacked on one of the leaves while I was washing it and noticed it was a little bitter. I wonder if it is just the variety or if it is something I am doing? Still exciting to see it and know that it came from my garden. I can drown it in dressing if it tastes bad Smile

Jules would be better for that answer.. but I wonder if maybe it just needed a day or two more of growing?

OH! Is the first picture a yellow squash? If so, what variety? I lost my spaghetti squash plant, which I was really sad over because thats my favorite!!! But I planted a yellow zuchinni yesterday... just curious what she was!

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"girlisrad" wrote:

Jules would be better for that answer.. but I wonder if maybe it just needed a day or two more of growing?

OH! Is the first picture a yellow squash? If so, what variety? I lost my spaghetti squash plant, which I was really sad over because thats my favorite!!! But I planted a yellow zuchinni yesterday... just curious what she was!

I Googled it. Most everything I read said the heat will make it bitter. They also suggested putting it in the fridge for a few days to make it sweet again.

It is a yellow squash. I am not sure what kind. I call it a summer squash, but I do not know if that is the real name. I have several growing in the garden.

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It's a yellow straight-neck (kinda like a crook neck, but without the tweak in it's neck lol), a summer squash like zucchini. I pick mine around 5-7" in length; sometimes smaller. We have them stir fried, steamed, made into yellow summer squash soup, and if they get away and too big, I scrape out the inside and mix with hamburger, rice, tomatoes and stuff it back in -- kind of like a stuffed green pepper. lol

Lettuce does get bitter in the heat, so it makes a great spring and fall crop. It's nice to know that some time in the frig can sweeten it up. Smile Romaine's a bit more tolerant, but something like New Zealand spinach can take all the heat you give it. It kind of creeps on the ground and isn't a true spinach. You can keep picking the leaves all summer. It was my green of choice when I lived in the almost desert of Eastern WA.

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Thank you. I am excited about all the squash. I know there are a ton of things you can make with it. I am just hoping when I get back in town it will not have gotten to big. We leave tmw and it is not ready to pick yet.

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My garden survived me being out of town for a week. I was surprised how small the squash were, but when I went to the store that was the size they were and it appeared that is what they are supposed to look like. The peas tasted WONDERFUL. Just wash and eat. Even my girls loved them. I think I will have more of those ripe tmw. I will also have more squash and some zucchini soon. Tons of tomatoes and peppers will be coming soon.