Boy the summer crops are coming fast and plentiful. I have more tomatoes than I’ve had for years–I think because I stopped trying to grow heirlooms. We have so much fungal disease in our soils, that the only way to get a good crop is through hybrids. The ones I have this year are tasty, so I can’t complain. One year I made the mistake of buying Early Girls and I was so angry that I had allotted space in my garden to those horrible, perfectly round, hard, tasteless tomatoes they sell all winter in the store. Even perfectly ripe from the vine, those things weren’t worth eating.
But I have summer and winter squash,
Okra in abundance,
the hope of an eggplant or two by season’s end,
and beans coming on, finally! Yes!
The longnecks we planted in the dedicated garden are coming on crazily and have weighed 6, 8, 8 and more than 9 pounds! As several people have said–that squash is the size of a baby!
I’ve got basil and I’ve planted more for fall. I’ve also put in some other crops–more parsley, arugula and some kale. I harvested all my carrots today, so that frees up some fall gardening space as well. We’ll see how it goes.
Sorry to be so out of touch both writing and visiting people’s blogs. It seems like there’s always just a bit too much to do. But I’ll be catching up on the fly. Have a good week!