Last weekend I weeded the small and large Plot Against Hunger gardens and then I weeded our newly lent garden, which is full of tomatoes, onions and squash, not to mention basil. I harvested some things for AFAC, including a lot of red onions.
After laboring for AFAC, I labored for myself. Last week, I dropped a drapery of bird netting over my tomatoes, and lo! this week, I had some ripe tomatoes that had not been pierced by bird beaks or half eaten by squirrels. Hurray!
There are some big green tomatoes too. I’m waiting for these babies to ripen. One plant is Brandywine, a big favorite, and the other is Cherokee Purple. Both are sweet tomatoes and excellent on a BLT sandwich. Or eaten out of hand, if you can stand all the dripping.
I also have peppers and eggplant coming on.
The mystery squash is definitely a Butternut, and growing by leaps and bounds!
And in a triumph of bee stalking (or the attractiveness of zinnias to said bees), I got not just one of the busy creatures with my camera,
But two! I hope your week is going swimmingly…