Seriously, my vegetable garden has struggled. Between the great aphid infestation that killed my seedlings, to differences in ideologies between myself (as head gardener) and my assistant (Charming) leading to conflicting styles of nurturing, to the weird weather we're having (a little consistent sun would be nice!), it seems more like The Little Engine that Could (I think I can bloom! I think I can bloom!) rather than a garden. We've dealt with Blossom End Rot (calcium deficient soil), failure to thrive (pollination issues?), and generally nutrient poor soil in one area of the garden. Having said all that, Charming and I have gotten on the same page, the vitamins have been administered and Mr. Sun is finally showing his beautiful face this week, so maybe, just maybe, I'll get a few more of these!
The zucchini is that rich dark green I love to see and those tomatoes are gorgeous! This, people, is why we do this year after year...eating the fruits of your labors is so cool! (I have to admit that I've been pretty envious of LoveAphid's bounty thus far...feeling like a total slacker as she enjoys salads and such from her own garden, while I hoped and prayed for a zucchini to make it to maturation.)
These, combined with the generous donation of a bunch of ripe tomatoes from a neighbor who hasn't struggled quite the way I have, meant fresh Capellini Pomodoro last night! (And this time, we had a lot of tomatoes and plenty of zucchini!)