OK I got thrown off a little by the holidays, but the vegetables keep coming in, so here goes. Some new things are available, like squash. This is the mystery squash. It is supposed to be 'Italian ribbed zucchini' from Burpees, and their webpage points out that it is actually Costata Romanesco. Yep, light green with pronounced lighter ribs, much like Cocozelle. That's not what this is.
To be fair, it's a very good squash. Even at a pound the seeds are almost invisible, it slices like butter and has good flavor. I'm guessing it's one of their modern F1 hybrids. Maybe it's just one seed that found its way into a package or there was a mixup with the packaging. Guess I'll never know, but I'll be planting it again next year. That's actually three kinds of okra in the above picture - Millionaire, Jambalaya and Silver Queen. I picked one pod from each plant.
I also picked a few carrots, about half a pound. The bottom two carrots are Mokum, the rest are Chantenay. I think the Mokum taste better but they are not as vigorous as the Chantenay. Some are deformed, but sliced up and put into split pea soup you'll never know. Also some Tropea onions for same soup.
All told I picked three squash averaging a pound apiece, and about half a pound each of okra, carrots and onions. Next week I hope to pick the first green beans and pickling cucumbers. Tomatoes are probably two weeks away. Then I have to figure out what to do with all the squash that will be coming in. Does grated squash makes a good omelette?