The weather here has been a bit crazy. It’s been hot, but it’s also stormed nearly every day for the past two or three weeks. Lots of rain can make for some not-so-great gardens, but ours seems to be weathering the storms pretty well.
In fact, just this past week, we noticed that most of our vegetable plants are producing some really great looking fruits. Our lettuce and leafy vegetables are mostly doing really well. We’ve been able to have a couple of salads so far and are ready to harvest some more this week.
Our tomato plants are growing well, too. Unfortunately, we didn’t cage them when they were still small, and now they’re probably to big to try to wrangle a cage over. However, we did stake them, and there’s a fence behind them, which will hopefully all work to help keep them upright and flourishing. We have a few good-sized tomatoes on our Early Girl.
Beans ready to harvest and snap peas coming right along:
Our squash plants are enormous! These are some of the only plants we started from seeds sown directly in the ground.
They have these lovely yellow blossoms on them, but still no fruit yet. Someone told us you can actually cook and eat the squash blossoms; they’re all over the farmers’ markets around here. Does anyone know how to do this or ever tried it?
And finally, even our dwarf meyer lemon tree is getting in on the action. This little guys made an appearance this week, though I’m pretty sure the tree is too spindly and small at this point to support the weight of a full-sized fruit.