I am a terrible zucchini farmer. The first I saw of a bunch of perfectly edible zucchini was in a frying pan at my mother’s house. She had gone out and found several ready to pick where I had failed to find any. Therefore, I have taken a bunch of photos of the zucchini plants so that I might study them more closely and see if I can see something in a photo that I miss in the three-dimensional world. All I can see with the plants in front of me are these great big yellow flowers:
I did find a couple of squash this size:
So far my photos revealed nothing I missed in person. I guess my camera is as blind as I am because I’m sure Mom will be out there gathering enough zucchini for a banquet tomorrow.
On the peas front, however, I did not see these pods until I was cropping the photos:
So that’s exciting.
In the bad news department, I think I have gophers. After putting up vertical netting, I saw the root crops still being disturbed. So I put netting over the top and still found this:
Now why would the gophers be so limited to just these same spots? And if these are gopher mounds, why don’t they look more sturdy? And what the heck do I do about them? The garden is already in double stacked (hence, double-floored) wooden beds.
I am beginning to despair about the Chiriman. Still no blooms, but I do see some climbing vines. I wonder if those mean anything? The green bloom-like things are evidently just more leaves.
I must be patient. They were described as a “winter squash.”
I cannot tell what the cauliflower are doing. They just keep getting taller. I might have to look it up.