But I mean that word in a good way.
You see, we followed directions and planted our plants at the high end of the space between them and other plants. Only it wasn't enough. Our zucchini plant has become a massive monstrosity that has threatened a hostile takeover of our heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and, over the weekend, basil. We have arms of the cucumber plant stretched underneath zucchini leaves.
As I said, it's a mess. But we've harvested about about 6 to 8 zucchini and the same number of cucumbers. And just recently (tonight, that is; picture below) did we harvest a tomato. We even recently took a jalapeno out a day or two too soon just so we didn't have to run to the store.
But all of our tomato plants have fruit; it's just a matter of them ripening now. Our cherry plants:
- Super Sweet 100 Cherry
- Sweet 100 Cherry
- Big Boy
- Pink Girl
- Brandywine heirloom (2 of them!)
So I don't think we have too many days ahead of us when harvesting is not an option. And that's such a good thing.