"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, June 16, 2014

Garden Update 2014, Here Comes the Veggies and Pesto, too

Baby Japanese Eggplant, Scallop Squash, Ronde de Nice zucchini (round) Crookneck Squash, Spring Peas and a few cucumbers.

The photos are of the last three days harvest.  I made the pesto over the weekend.  I have more basil than I know what to do with, this is just half of what is ready at my community garden which has 6 plants.   I still have large leaf basil and purple basil to pick here at the house (2 plants each). The pesto sauce will be so wonderful to have in the winter when I make soups.

 I love the Ronde de Nice squash.  I stuffed these on Friday with a mixture of chopped onions, the inside of squash cut into cubes, feta cheese and basil, of course!

This photo shows two Cherokee Purple tomatoes, just coming in now.

This is just a fraction of the summer squash I have been picking this month.  Funny how we forget that by summers end we will be so tired of baked, steamed, sauteed and stuffed squash but for now I am really enjoying it.  I baked a few muffins and a couple of loaves of bread too.  In the freezer they went as I know I will have plenty more squash to bake more in the next few weeks.
Cocozelle Zucchini

A few cherry tomatoes just coming in, my tomatoes seem to be behind this year; crazy weather is to blame.

Nice batch of Kentucky Wonder beans.
Small leaf Italian Basil

Look at the basil, just leaves here.  It took me most of the morning to pick off all of the leaves.
But look how much I made, this is actually the second batch I made already this year.  3 pints are in the freezer.  The plastic containers in back hold 2 cups.  Small jar is 8 ounces and I think the small plastic one is also 1 cup.


  1. The pesto looks so pretty in the jars. This is the time of year that I always wonder how the garden will ever amount to anything and now I see your harvest and really get the jitters. I have one little basil plant growing Ina container, so once it gets bit larger, I may try to make pesto. Everything looks so yummy and healthy. PS I love your pins.

    1. Hi Ann, making pesto is so easy you won't have any problems. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Absolutely beautiful harvest. We are still weeks away from such bounty. I have Cherokee Purple planted, one of my favorites. Just now getting my first cukes.


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