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Maryrrf BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012 (200* d) RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012 09 Jun 12

Haven't posted much on Mudcat lately due to various distractions, but thought I'd give a garden update. I wasn't even sure I'd have a garden this year what with the kidney stone issues and it seemed like it took forever for me to get back my old energy level, but round about April I went out and dug up the patch - should move it to another spot but maybe next year.   It's smaller now but more manageable. I've got two tomato plants that yield the large variety - one is starting to produce now (I've had 2 yummy tomato sandwiches) and the other was smaller when I planted it - so hopefully will yield later in the summer. Also one cherry tomato plant and one grape tomato plant and they both are beginning to bear fruit. The zucchini is doing great - I've had my first batch of fried zucchini which I love even though it adds calories to a very healthy vegetable - next time I'll stuff it and bake. The yellow squash and cucumbers got off to a rough start and I wasn't sure they would make it but after looking very spindly and frail shortly after being planted they recuperated and it looks like they'll do fine - I've got some small cukes and little yellow squash coming along. The green peppers are starting to yield, and when the eggplant started coming in I realized I'd gotten the wrong variety. I thought it was "Black Beauty" but these turned out to be Chinese eggplant. Last night I cooked something heavenly out of the eggplant and peppers - sauteed two small eggplants, two green peppers, an onion and some garlic. Added a generous amount of curry powder, 1/2 cup of salsa and a cup of coconut milk. Delicious! The okra is doing so so, I planted three and one plant died but I'll have enough.

Greens - kale, Swiss chard and collards seem to be indestructable. They grow all year round, but in the summer the bugs get them. I'm going to harvest what I have now and freeze so I can make room for more herbs.

There will be some good eating this summer!

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