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It’s Harvest Time!

This year my garden has yielded an odd bounty. We have potatoes, carrots, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, cantacumberloupe, apples, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, wax beans, and onions.

At the beginning of the season I planted some mounded cantaloupes but they never did anything or so I thought. So we flattened the mounds and tilled it up a bit and planted wax beans. The wax beans went wild! The cucumbers never seemed to do very well until all the sudden at the end of July and into August they just went insane-o! Well I was digging around in the cucumbers and found this:

It can only be described as a cross between my pickling cucumbers and a cantaloupe. I have been keeping an eye on it and it doesn’t appear to be getting any bigger. I am planning on going out and picking it tomorrow if it still has not grown. The outside is spiky like the cucumbers but perfectly round like a cantaloupe. It’s the most bizarre thing. Almost as bizarre as the random boosh of basil I found growing in my garden last week!

Anyway, the cantacumberloupe obviously steals the show but here are some other things I have going on in my back yard:

Tomatoes out the wazoo! At the time of the picture this glorious red beast was happily attached to the boosh. Since the time of photography and now it has been gobbled by a tomato loving boy. {Kobe}

Baby onions because I planted them too close together and forgot to thin them out! I have thinned them now but I don’t know if they will continue to grow. Lesson learned. Dually noted.

Wax beans! I have so many wax beans! It’s insane. I pick about a pound or more each day. So far I have made dilly beans and bagged some up for the freezer so I can steam them at some point. Wax beans are quite tasty. I actually picked up the seeds to do a science project with the kids but they ended up in the garden.

Gorgeous apples. This is a Sweet Sixteen apple tree that we planted last year. Usually it wouldn’t bear fruit this soon but we have babied it and loved on it and hugged and kissed it goodnight without fail every single night  -anyway- we have 9 apples that are just begging to be plucked. I don’t think they are ready though. I have big plans for those 9 apples!

So there you go – you have had a grand tour of the estate. Please come back soon!