The tomato plants are at that adolescent stage. Did you even know tomatoes had an adolescent stage? They probably don’t .. I just made it up. They’re producing more tomatoes than we can eat but not enough to can so I’ve been washing them and tossing them in a ziploc bag for the freezer. I can take them out once a week or so and thaw them and make pizza sauce.
Here’s this morning’s harvest. We have lots of cherry and Porter tomatoes getting ripe. There’s just nothing like a fresh tomato.
Potatoes for dinner, dug up the rest of the garlic, 4 hot peppers, a few tomatoes and, of course, eggs which I didn’t exactly grow in the garden.
The okra and peas I planted last week are poking their heads through the dirt. I can just hear them saying . . Oh please . . tell me we didn’t get planted in central Texas with the drought and those blasted grasshoppers! Yep, pretty unlucky, huh? I say the same thing when I walk out and see the dry, parched ground and those horrible grasshoppers.
The cucumbers seem to be doing well. The basil is recovering from the first attack of the grasshoppers. If all those baby squash I’m seeing grow up to be big squash, I’m truly going to be begging folks to take squash. I hardly planted any zucchini. It isn’t my favorite but Vince likes it so planted a few plants. A few zucchini plants could produce enough zucchini for the state of Texas though.
All the melons and cantaloupe that I planted last week is up.
Vince will till up where the garlic was and I’ll plant sweet potatoes there. I had ordered the slips from Southern Exposure and they didn’t come so I wrote them and they told me they had shipped them and I should have had them so they’re sending out more and they’ll be here the end of this week. That’s good customer service!