It's the last day of August and I'm still getting plenty from the garden. Snap beans are back big - I got 4 pounds this week and expect as much next week. Here's the first picking from last week, along with a summer squash and okra:
That may be the last of the summer squash for awhile. The lone squash plant has lost many of its leaves to fungus but it is showing some new growth. Since I'm not a huge fan of summer squash I'm not real concerned about its fate. The tomato plants were removed last week - too much disease - and the last tomatoes were harvested. Most of them are Super San Marzano, with some Big Beef and a Granny Smith tomato, and of course more okra.
More beans. The Marengo Romano are outproducing the Fortex about 2 to 1, but that may be a seasonal thing. They are both tasty but I prefer the Fortex.
A few raspberries - Autumn Bliss and Caroline. Most of the time I eat them straight off the vine while working in the yard.
And yesterday more beans.
The Calypso pickling cucumbers are nearly finished. I've canned enough to last at least a year and starting last week any new cukes were fed to the rabbits, who appreciate them greatly. From 4 plants I picked 62 pounds of pickling cucumbers and another 15 pounds of Diva slicing cucumbers from single plant. So far this year nearly 260 pounds, a bit ahead of last year. The tomatoes were a disaster, about 16 pounds from 4 cages, but the cucumbers took up the slack.
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