This is the giant vegetables episode of the Frugal Gardening update. I should probably start by explaining that, for the last week or so, Mr. SillySimple and I have been on vacation out of state. It was a fabulous vacation! But we are also happy to be back doing our thing (I can’t be the only one who starts to miss my own bed after a few days?). The first day back in the garden was quite the surprise, though. The weather here has been hot-hot-hot, and rainy in the evenings, pretty much ideal growing conditions for heat-loving summer vegetables. When we came back we were greeted with some pretty hardy vegetables.
We had been picking and eating these veggies very regularly when they were small in size, but since we were way things got a little out of hand. The vegetables are surprisingly tasty given their size (the word on the street is that letting these types of veggies get too large reduces flavor), but I think that I definitely prefer a smaller-sized vegetable. Stay tuned next week when I discuss our experiments (some good, some bad) with food preservation.
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