Container Zucchini

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We’re trying a new zucchini seed this year developed especially for container growing, and the plants are great — giant decorative foliage with abundant zucchini tucked into the center of the bush. The variety is called Astia and is sold by Renee’s Garden seeds.

IMG_0492_sm_webIf you need to grow your veggies in pots, this is a nice way to do zucchini.

I’m also getting lots of tomatoes and am trying an experiment this year to freeze the excess crop. I’m blanching them and freezing in glass jars to use next winter.

We’re having a heat wave right now with temps well over 100 degrees (it peaked at 108 today), and the plants are looking droopy. People are looking droopy too, lol.

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Checking In…

BRcabinet_smI wanted to check in and give a few updates and links. The picture at left is an armoire that my parents no longer needed, and it fits perfectly in my bedroom. I’ve been organizing the cottage this summer, so the armoire is a welcome addition. (The walls are actually a muted gray-green, but the photo makes the color look brighter.)

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. It’s been hot here and we’re harvesting lots of tomatoes — Sweet 100, Sun Gold, and Early Girl. We’ve also had lots of strawberries and lettuce, and the zucchini is just starting. Unfortunately, my flower garden does not look good this year and the drip system needs work. Minerals in our well water clog the droppers, even with filters in place, and then plants get too dry.

I wanted to say thank you to Victoria at EauMG for including me in her 4th of July list of 15 favorite indie perfumers. I very much appreciate being included!

I thought this was an interesting site with lots of chemistry information presented in an approachable way. For example, here’s a page that explains the smell of old books, and here’s a page that explains the odor of rain.