It’s hard to believe we’re already at the threshhold of “late summer” – WHERE has the time gone! My garden was a tangled jungle this week, after a couple weeks of letting Mother Nature take care of things. (At least she watered.)
This week, I managed to get everything untangled and I tossed the rain-rotten tomatoes to the emus across the fence. It nearly caused a food fight between the cows and emus…guess they ALL like tomatoes and not everyone was in a sharing mood.
Everything is coming along nicely, except the zucchini plant – it appears to be two zucchinis and done. (I may be the only gardener who cannot seem to harvest more than a couple zucchinis off a plant…most people have them running out the wazoo.)
Not to be outdone, the purple jalapenos have put on a flush of new flowers and fruit – which is good, considering our heat wave did in the first wave of fruit.
Jimmy Nardello appears to be a frying pepper, and we’re going to invite him for dinner soon.
Over in the pumpkin patch, I’ve got two of these cute ‘Cotton Candy’ white pumpkins growing like weeds
And the ‘Sweet Dumpling’ squash are also coming along nicely.
Tomato-wise, by the time I snapped these pics I had harvested most of the ripe tomatoes, but I found several ‘Hazelfield Farm’ ‘maters waiting for me and the camera. One is wedged in tight..it took some doing to ease it out without mangling the fruit or the plant:
Don’t tell her, but ‘Eva Ball Purple’ is umm, not purple. But her fruit are pretty…the old-fashioned juicy kind of slicing tomato we love on a BLT.
Here’s this week’s haul. It’s not enough to make salsa, so later today I’ll roast all but a few of them, leaving some for sandwiches this weekend.
The lettuce has finally gone to head, so I shared the pulled-out plants with the emus. They liked it, but not as much as they do tomatoes.
I hope your garden is putting on a show for you, too!