Summer Sunrise

Summer Sunrise

I was up early and saw this sunrise through the window and had to go out and capture it. RT mowed yesterday so the lawn was looking nice, too. I also had my first heirloom tomatoes on my toast this morning. What a treat.

Summer Bounty

The Heirlooms all decided to ripen today. Above is a sampling. Everything else is coming in except the cucumber which have slowed down. I need to weed the two back beds. It has been hard to keep up with everything going on.

Garden in Full Swing

We are nearing the peak of garden production. I picked the first Cocozelle zucchini today.

Container Garden looking good.

The Container Garden is in full production with Jalapeno peppers, Serrano peppers, Basil, various cherry tomatoes, and a pot of Malabar Spinach off to the side.

Peppers are doing well. I think the extra spacing made a big difference.
Shishito peppers are going crazy. Just a hint of heat this year.
A large zucchini that slipped under the radar.

Broccoli & Eggplant

I picked the first couple of crowns of broccoli today. I was a couple of days late on one of them. I set the plants out on April 13th. That’s 3-1/2 months to maturity. Some of the plants don’t even have small crowns on them yet. Very strange.

The eggplants are really starting to go now. I stuck with a single variety of large purple ones this year and ensured they got plenty of water and fertilizer. Unfortunately, I didn’t record the variety or source. They are well protected from rabbits. We picked the first one about a week ago, and Edith baked the slices. She used balsamic and something else. It was very good.

It looks like we’ll have a very good harvest his year, unlike the past several.

Here’s an eggplant, almost ready to harvest, in its anti-rabbit cage.