Our tomato harvest is in full swing! Unfortunately, I have to contend with a mouse who likes to snack on just pinkening tomatoes. That’s why many of the tomatoes in the picture are still pretty green. They do ripen safely on our back porch table within a few days. The temperature is more important for ripening than the sun.
The grape and cherry tomatoes have slowed down. I’m still waiting for the green beans to kick in. There’s lots of beans almost ready on the plants, but I think they need a little more sun.
The black raspberry harvest started off dismally, but now it’s producing a respectable amount. Unfortunately, it looks like we won’t be getting peaches this year, unless I can figure out how to keep the squirrels out of the peaches. At least they’re not attacking the corn! The corn harvest has slowed down while I wait for the newer plants to catch up.
In the middle of the picture on the right, where maybe you can see brown stalks and bare ground (yes, it’s weedy!), the first group of potatoes have died back. We’ll be finishing up the potatoes in our pantry next week, and then we dig up this first crop of potatoes.
On Saturday, I cleaned out three beds of broccoli in the vegetable garden. I’ve already begun planting broccoli, carrots, and beans for the fall. On Sunday, I threw in more broccoli seeds along with kale and lettuce.
How is your garden growing? Please share in the comments.