At the end of April and all through May I was setting up a garden. “Vegetables,” I thought, “besides tomatoes.” Tomato babies had been growing inside the house since March along with a couple of basil started from seeds.
Four feet square raised bed. All my research said this would grow a lot of veggies. 1 foot victory garden and all that.
So I planted a row of zucchini (four plants) exactly as the package said. I planted a row of Swiss chard, as the package said. There was room for two tomato plants and the basil could fit in somewhere, somehow. Yay! A little garden.
I’ve already eaten six zucchinis. I have bought a zucchini recipe book. I can see the future and it is zucchinis. I never imagined anything like this. There is another zucchini plant in the ground in a sunny location. It’s leaves are 6 inches or so across. The ones in the raised bed are easily 18. When my neighbor asked how my composter was working out, I just pointed at the Triffids…
The tomatoes have begun to set on. The basil is happy, if a little crowded. The chard likes it cooler and a little shady so it’s happy (and makes good salad).