Thursday morning, while taking a break from knitting to rest my hands, I decided to walk out and watch the garden grow. I do that at least a dozen times a day. The tomatoes are just doing nothing. I’m pretty sad about that. There are no green tomatoes, no blooms . . nothing promising. My hope is to keep them alive through the summer and get a good fall crop. The hail knocked off all the small tomatoes that were growing, the hard rain has knocked of all the blooms so I think they’ve about decided . . what’s the use in trying?
The pumpkins and squash are doing great and I see some small cucumbers.
The anasazi beans are doing very good. There were enough ready that I picked some, shelled them and cooked them for our lunch. Some of them were immature and they are way hard to shell when they aren’t ready to be shelled. You can bet I’ll only pick the big, fat pods next time.
They were so delicious. Probably not this weekend, but next weekend, there will be enough to pick and put them up — either canned or frozen. I actually like these better frozen than canned. I may leave some on the vines to dry but pinto beans from the store aren’t bad so I think I’m going to try to put up as many fresh anasazi beans as I can.
I’m happy to be having a good bean crop . . the past couple of years my beans have done terribly.