I was planning on watering the beds this morning. That involves removing the hose from the reel and attaching it and the intake line to the pump, setting the intake in the pond, running a cord, and priming the pump, sort of a job. The weather forecast called for scattered storms today and I assumed they would be of the fast-moving short duration variety that dropped little water. I was wrong. We got about an inch and a half of just in time rain. And I got a reprieve from a chore I don't particularly relish.
It wasn't a big harvest this week. Those will come soon enough. The first eggplant was picked, just half a pound. Stir fried with summer squash and okra with a little Parmesan on top it was mighty tasty. The Provider beans are nice and plump.
More Provider beans and okra. The first Fortex beans of the season were picked.
Two Calypso cucumbers were picked. That's not enough to fill two quart jars so I picked some green Jimmy Nardello peppers to fill out the jars. The plants are overloaded with these peppers so it may help the rest ripen up.
This week the first tomatoes will be ready. The onions and potatoes are ready to come out at any time. To see what other people are growing head on over to http://www.ourhappyacres.com/ and check it out.