It was a unusually cool morning in the garden today. Took advantage of that and danced with my hoe (weeding) for a bit, then started picking a few things. Tomatoes and okra are behind this year, but will be picking some soon. We've had cherry tomatoes, but none of the larger ones, yet. I planted eggplant for the first time this year and it's doing very well. We grilled some last week and it was delicious!! Wax beans did well, and I just got the first picking of Italian flat green beans, got enough to can 3 quarts and eat a couple of handfuls raw. First year for these beans, recommended by my Italian friend that has a produce market just south of us. (Check out Ranalli Produce... http://ranallifarms.com/. Chris and I have become good friends over the last year or so. We're anticipating a good grape crop and really looking forward to making another batch or two (or three, or four!!) of wine. Grape harvest should be mid-August.) I really like those beans, and they are VERY prolific. I had started picking some of those when I was chased out of the garden by....... RAIN!!!! We really need it, and it looks like we'll get a nice soaking rain today!
Edited by nra1ifer, July 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM.