Sunday, August 23, 2009
Farmers' Market - August 23
Why yes, yes I am planning on doing some cooking this week! New additions today include red peppers, golden beets, and a melon. I haven't had great luck with the melons at the market - they've tended to be mushy in the past - but I'm trying again.
I didn't make it to the market last week, but 3 friends gifted me with produce during the week. Plum-sized tomatoes (used for salsa), large heirloom tomatoes (used in tomato/mozzarella/basil salad -yum!), and corn and squash from the CSA box of a friend of a friend. That friend said I was the only person she could think of who would get excited about free vegetables. She was right, I did. My in-laws were pretty impressed when we received two deliveries on the same evening.
Are there any gardeners out there that can advise me about whatever this zucchini plant fungus/rot thing is? There were white spots on the leaves which then became white powder all over the leaves. My plants are done for, and I think they had this last year. Should I not plant again this coming year, or am I supposed to treat the soil in some way? Enquiring minds want to know.