I can’t believe it’s mid-August and I’m writing a blog post about my “almost” harvest. The really wet spring set us back a lot.
My twelve green bean plants (the only ones that came up out of 3 rows – after replanting 3 times) finally have blossoms and are almost ready to produce some beans. (I’m salivating as I write this – I love fresh green beans!)
The first of the cantaloupes are so close to being ripe! But still – it’s an almost harvest. We do have watermelon that will be picked this week – there are only 2 on the entire plant – but I’m thankful for them both!
(Note the piece of cardboard sticking out under the mulch? That really did the trick to keep the grass down! We need a another layer of grass on the whole thing – but overall – I am so pleased with how it worked!)
The sweet corn is coming – even though the stalks looked stunted and pitiful. It sure is hard to wait for that fresh corn on the cob – but we’re almost there.
I am really proud of the fact that that I still have recognizable corn and bean rows! The kids have done a fairly good job keeping up with the grass and weeds. By this time most years, we have to walk through some pretty tall weeds to find the sweet corn. (Not that it’s weed free – but at least the corn is taller and you can see the dirt between the rows! 🙂 )
Finally! Something I can harvest! The hot peppers are loving this tropical weather and have really started putting on. The little ones make the best poppers in the world – pretty mild with just a little kick. The longer ones pack a little heat. Yum!
I wish I remembered what their names are – but since I replaced so many with whatever hot peppers I could find – I have no idea what’s out there right now. I’m just glad to have something to pick!
We also saw one Roma tomato that is almost ripe and 2 sweet peppers that are gaining in size.
It’s coming! If I can just be patient a little longer, there will be fresh produce gracing my table and filling the jars on my shelf!
Please let it be soon!
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