Our first cucumber!!!** YUM. This is a cucumber off of the Burpee plant. It was delicious. Having recently had a store-bought cuke, I could really tell the difference between it and this homegrown one. Our cucumber was sweeter and seemed more delicate.
After that first lovely cuke, I harvested two more Burpee cucumbers:
three Ferry-Morse cucumbers:
and one Lake Valley zucchini:
Nerd that I am, I have decided to keep a spreadsheet of the produce I harvest from the garden this year. I’m curious to see what sort of “return for my investment” I get from having my own produce in my own backyard. My idea is to count/weigh the produce and then, using an approximate average grocery store price, calculate how much I would have paid, had I bought them instead. At the end of the season, I’ll write more about it.
As excited as I am about the zucchini and cucumbers, I am also so excited to see that I have tomatoes forming! Here’s a peek.
There are Jelly Beans (my favorite):
And a Fourth of July or two:
**I should say that I did prematurely harvest two zucchini and one cucumber at the very end of June, and while they were fine, they were not quite ready to be picked.