BUT, i kind of don't care, and i will do whatever it takes to preserve every single one of those superfluous zucchini plants. i was out there today
so not only were they populating the army that will bring on the plant apocalypse, but they were doing the dirty on what is going to be food. FOOD, you guys. yuck. so, i did what i swore i wouldn't do: i busted out the non-organic pesticide dust. so sue me. you win some, you lose some, but i for one am not going to lose this garden! AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN from a defunct hobby garden, which isn't true hunger, i realize!
anyway, without further ado, here are a couple of recent-ish photos of my tweaked-out garden:
gaining your bearings from the photo above, in the far left row behind that walking path/actually it's a podunk board: there is lettuce in the far left corner, followed by broccoli, carrots, spinach, peas, eggplant, cilantro, yellow onions, dill, zucchini (that's the massive thing along the left fence, toward the top), zinnias/cosmos/etc, and a tomato plant (yikes, i can't remember which kind.)
then, in the bed that has those pots buried in the ground, in between the stakes (i'm trying 'florida weave' staking this year) i have four tomato plants. i also have some more zucchini, some basil, and more lettuce.
along the back fence, i have bush beans, red onions, chives, ground cherries, and two pumpkins, which i'm going to let vine over the fence and into the yard, since my garden's so small.
but here! here, i'm pretty sure our garden dirt is made of composted fairy bones and leaf mould from leaves right off the tree of life. i have high, high hopes for this year's harvest.