|1st tomatoes are always exciting news. These are from a volunteer plant.|
The rest of my tomatoes are coming along nicely too. I'm hoping for lots,
for lots of pizza sauce, although I confess to succumbing to the temptation
to fry the first ones green. I plan to can some green tomatoes for that too.
We've been harvesting summer squash. These are Tatume, which
I like because they seem to be pest resistant and tasty too. The
smaller ones are best sauteed, the larger make good stuffed squash.
For winter squash I planted white cushaws. It's another squash that doesn't
seem to be bothered by our insects. It makes a great substitute for pumpkin
|The cushaw is sharing a bed with the okra, also behind schedule.|
|Ozark Razorback cowpeas|
|I'm harvesting multiplier onions. These are some of the largest.|
Multiplier onions do better for me than globe onions.
Seed saving has begun too.
|These are purple plum radish seed pods. Sometime I don't remove the seed|
from the pod if I have storage space. I just break the pods open as I plant.
Now it's time to think about the fall garden! I'm never ready for that in August because it's always so hot. But it is the time to get those seeds in the ground. Is anyone ready for that?