It’s a jungle in my garden right now!
The entire bottom third of the big garden is one solid mess of vines – mostly butternut squash and sugar pumpkins.
There must be a ga-zillion squash and pumpkins in there – but I really don’t venture too far in to explore.
You see – the other day I tried it and something furry and four-legged rustled through the vines ahead of me.
It’s probably just a bunny – but you can never be too careful about things like that. I’m remembering our recent woodchuck with a fondness for winter squash.
He may have friends.
Maybe if I wore hip boots. Do you think a wood chuck could bite through rubber?
On second thought – maybe I’ll just wait for a nice frost so the vines die away a little! 🙂
These things are like small trees!
They are huge and they are everywhere. It’s a nightmare to pick them.
You know how tomato vines make your arms turn green and leave a sticky slimy stuff when you touch them? I get covered with it every time I pick! I have to literally claw my way through the plants and reach way inside the tomato cages to finally get the tomatoes.
It’s a nasty job and nobody wants to do it.
I think my kids would rather scrub the bathroom floor with a toothbrush than go into the garden and pick tomatoes!
Note to self: next year plant the tomatoes much further apart.
And get more and stronger tomato cages!
But in all seriousness – I love this season in the garden! It’s all about harvesting and enjoying – about planning your meals around what you just picked.
Even if it means wearing full-battle gear to get the harvest!
I’ve linked this post up with The Tuesday Garden Party over at The Oregon Cottage.