I harvested two zucchini a couple of days ago, which were delicious! The plant already has four more zucchini that are almost ready to harvest. Meanwhile, I noticed this morning that there were at least three bumble bees working their pudgy butts off to pollinate the squash plant. I was happy to see that, because I was starting to get concerned that the squash wasn't getting pollinated. I even got up early a couple of mornings to manually pollinate the flowers. Very glad to have that task taken off my hands!
I'm going to let the zucchini and squash get a little bigger before I harvest them, but this evening I did harvest a few more hot peppers:
The little red one is from the black pearl pepper plant. The peppers start as tiny little purplish peppers, but then (apparently) they turn red. I just discovered this when I went back thinking it was about time to harvest one of the little purple peppers - only to see it had turned a lovely deep shade of red! These are considered "ornamental" peppers and there seems to be some difference of opinion as to whether they are suitable for eating. I guess we will find out!