Back to work, but not before doing a little watering. I will have to do a bit more tomorrow morning.
I had lost another yellow squash plant by the time I came home. I dissected it and there were no vine borers, so I can only conclude that it was too hot, too dry and too windy for it. One is left, but I have two zucchini plants, one of which has three good fruits on it, and I will plant that tolerant squash that I good seeds for but can’t remember the name of in a couple of weeks.
I picked tomatoes, beans and jalapeños tonight. I boiled that mess of beans along with a couple of banana peppers, and the tomatoes will ripen on the dresser. I will can them as they ripen more. The jalapeños I will eat fresh in egg and refried tacos for lunch and dinner and lunch and dinner.
I’m trying to eat some fresh, but also store up a bit for the fall. Right now I have carrots, beets and beans in the freezer to eat up in the winter.
Oh and, the last thing I collected today was lettuce seeds from the bolted bed. This first bed caught me by surprise. I had nothing to eat with the lettuce. From now on, I will plant a lettuce or two in pots and then enjoy them all year ’round with tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, cucumbers, radishes and carrots. I just had no idea.
Next up: okra, Red October tomatoes, and more moon plants.
And hopefully some rain!