"Dundoo is extra early with dark green fruits. The open plants are easy to harvest."
"Plato has spineless plants with an excellent disease resistant package. Fruits are shiny dark green. Plants are open and easy to harvest and have intermediate resistance to zucchini..."
Seems like one just has more information than the other. But, they had me with the word "spineless" since the backs of my hands get really scratched up from harvesting zucchini. Long sleeves are a must, even in the heat of summer.
I made a master list of what we grow (see additional post), so maybe shopping will get easier next year. In the past I've made a giant spreadsheet of all the seeds we have and the growing season, how early you need to plant, etc. It was very long and ended up not being useful. We'll see how this does.
In other news, the Thai Fire garlic is way up! None of the others are peeking above the mulch yet. The first weeds (burr buttercup) have emerged, but no one is doing anything about it. Last weekend we had a nice day and Shawn and I completed the pepper/eggplant census and pulled all the labels and supporting stakes for those two types of plants. The plants themselves remain. We discovered that we had done a reasonable job of cleaning up the winter squash and gourds--we thought maybe we'd only gotten the ripe things cleaned up. This week it's back to being a muddy mess.
|Aren't bulbs great!|
|Burr buttercup--sometimes has gone to seed before you can even really get out in the garden!|
|Nicely organized winter squash taking refuge in Gladys' house last fall, after the frost.|
|Overview of most of the garlic--taken a few weeks ago.|
We did a little spring cleaning associated with the Rural Action scrap metal drive. Nice!
|The tractor was helpful in moving scrap metal.|
|Load 2 of 3.|