“O Tomatoes, Where Art Thou?”

We’re not having very good luck this summer with our garden.

Our tomatoes never really grew or took off and I lost interest very quickly when my expected results weren’t happening.


Even the zucchini isn’t showing the love. Or maybe it’s me.


Perhaps it started when we realized the yellow squash was mislabeled and were really gourds. Of course we found this out at dinner one night. What does one do with a gourd anyway besides letting it dry and making a birdhouse out of it?


I’ve been wanting to make Buddy the Cake Boss’s Zucchini and Yellow Squash Casserole so I stopped by a farmer’s market on Friday to supplement. It’s my shame – actually having to buy zucchini in the summer and truth be told it was painful but it’ll be on the dinner table tonight for a small soirée.

Let me live vicariously through you. What’s your bounty this summer?
Do you have glorious pictures to share that we’d want to dive right into with a knife and fork?

If you have posted photos, leave a link in the comment section and I’ll edit this post with your information for others to link over to your site so we can see your summer gardening successes! Some day I’ll learn how to do a proper link up but until I so I think this will work out fine.

Happy gardening!

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  1. Oh my friend (my head lowering as I type) your garden is prize winning compared to ours … this year we have not been eating from our veggie garden… Mr. G. relocated its spot and unfortunately it was a poor choice. Hoping next year will be a better season for veggies. So, much like you I do the shame walk to the produce section in the town’s grocery store. Happy Sunday ..xo HHL

  2. Tomatoes are clearly shunning California this summer. By the way, perhaps we could introduce my D and your S? Or wait, he’s taken?

  3. Celia ~ so sorry to hear you haven’t had success either but lucky others have. Enjoy the market. 🙂

    Lisa ~ Would love to. hahaha. BTW, not taken. 🙂

  4. And he is OK with redheads? If the answer is yes, we may have to start bossy mother planning:). In all seriousness, she’s tall, pretty, red-headed, competent, financially independent, and lives in New Jersey. For now:).

  5. Lisa ~ Dad is a red-head so he grew up with one. 🙂 3.5 more years of grad school for PhD in ChemE in your area but will finish with no loans and money in the bank. 🙂

  6. Too funny! D. works in medical technology, planning to start on MD/phD in two years. She’s 5′ 9″ though, is that too tall? Oh my gosh, she’d either kill me or fall over laughing reading this:). Are you on Google +, by the way?

    She’s good with kids. OK. That’s it. Now she will REALLY kill me. Ha!

  7. I’ll draw up the papers! Son is 5’10” to 5’11”, I think. They’d make good dancing partners…but he doesn’t dance, only at family weddings under duress but he’s a good sport. Epicurean via mom. Knows his way around the kitchen. Low maintenance. Grandchildren highly desirable! lol! 🙂

  8. We’ve had no tomatoes this year either,but we did get lots of squash, acorn, butternut and he usual summer squash and zucchini. Hubby thinks we might get toms come the Fall?

  9. Denise – I can’t figure out the tomato shortage but you’re lucky to have gotten the summer squash and zucchini along with all the others. Do you prepare the squash any special way? 🙂

  10. My garden is leafy, green and healthy looking … and that’s it! It is producing nothing!

    I’ll see you at the farmer’s market.


  11. Even if I planted a garden here the lack of rain and sun plus throw in a deer or rabbit munching away…they don’t stand a chance. Love zucchini bread! Have a wonderful week!

  12. My garden has been struggling this year. The heat isn’t helping and now the deer have found it and have been raiding it the last few nights. Augh! Thank goodness for the Farmer’s Market.

  13. The summer squash looked so good. Yum!

    I don’t have a garden, but I love the fresh vegetables.