For those of us who enjoy gardening, there are certain things that make all the sweating and grime worth it all. More so than the harvest, for me it’s finding those first few baby veggies.
As I was out watering yesterday, I was very surprised to see a baby squash on one of the plants. These were planted from seeds and with the late cold snaps, I wasn’t expecting to see squash any time soon.
I began paying more attention and found another one and didn’t even notice til editing the photo that there are two baby squash on this plant.
The not so fun part — the grasshoppers! That had totally eaten the top of my garlic. I wasn’t planning to start digging it up til the first week in June but because of the damage done by the grasshoppers, I dug half of it up yesterday.
The garlic was plenty ready to be harvested so it’s a good thing I did it a week or two earlier than planned. Now I can plant something else where the garlic was growing. Once it cools down this afternoon, I’ll dig the rest of the garlic out, let it all dry for a few days and either braid it or stuff it into an old stocking and hang it somewhere cool. Good luck finding that spot, huh?