Every year, well-meaning gardeners take a couple days away from the dirt and on their return, they discover baby-sized zucchini laying in wait. Then, suddenly, the neighborhood is awash in mega zucchini that induce a temporary fear of answering the door.
When vegetables become menacing, there’s an imbalance in the garden.
This embarrassment of riches can be avoided. It should be avoided.
The secret to the most fulfilling, best garden is to know what you want to eat and what you love to cook.
That’s what this website is all about, actually.
So make a list. Here’s an example of ours:
Turnip and carrot gratin
Frizzled green beans with anchovy bread crumbs
Grilled Eggplant cigars stuffed with chevre, mint and oregano
Grilled fennel, onions, carrots, tomatoes, squash and zucchini
Herbs de Provence sea salt
Next up. Seed selection and knowing the rows.