It’s been an unusual growing season to say the least. In early July I was getting ripe tomatoes, green beans, squash and peppers from the garden. With the exception of a few peppers I haven’t gotten any of those for a few weeks. There may not be any more squash, but there’s lots of tomatoes, peppers and beans that should be ready in a week or two. Still and all, in midsummer you really expect to have these things without interruption.
The one exception to the scarcity is the cucumber, and there’s few things better than cucumbers on a hot day, unless it’s cucumbers and tomatoes. The Diva plant has been growing fast and producing well. After the four seeds started indoors did not germinate (that after the germination tests were 100%) I planted the remaining two or three seeds directly in the bed. This is the only one that germinated and it was behind some broccoli plants. Eventually it got to the trellis and took off.
I got a cauliflower, the first one I’ve grown. A little soft but OK. Considering the weather I’ll take it.
The blue potatoes were dug up. They are shaped like Russet potatoes but are more like waxy potatoes. The blue is on the inside and they are delicious. Yields weren’t as good as the Reds though, a little over 5 lbs.
Totals for the week: Cucumber 2 lb 6 oz, Potato 5 lb 1 oz, eggplant 4 oz, okra 3 oz, cauliflower 8 oz, pepper 2 oz, and scallions 1 oz. Totals are summarized in a spreadsheet in the 2012 tab.