The tomatoes are back. The Supersonic gave me a few small tomatoes – about 4 oz each. I grow this variety nearly every year as it has been dependable, disease-resistant, bears a long time and tastes good, a good all around tomato. This year the first Supersonic tomatoes had blossom end rot – probably due to inadequate watering. Supersonics are somewhat heart-shaped.
I picked the remaining scallions from an early planting. They seem to grow very slow here and I don’t know if the later plantings will provide anything.
The Diva cucumbers and okra have continued to produce. I got a few Provider beans and some peppers. This is a pic of an ancho pepper and an Italian sweet pepper. I also got some hot peppers.
The ancho pepper plant is the size of a small tree. In fact it’s as large as the Black Krim tomato plant adjacent to it. It looks like most of the ancho peppers will ripen at the same time. When they are ready I’ll dry them and use them for chili powder.
And this was dinner Sunday night – fried catfish. One of the nicer fish I’ve caught in the pond this year.
For the week: Cucumber 3 lb 2 oz, tomato 18 oz, okra 5 oz, pepper 6 oz, snap beans 5 oz, and fish filets (two fish) 1 lb 10 oz. For the year 101 lbs. Summary under 2012 tab.I got this picture of a blue heron at the edge of the pond. There’s a large snapping turtle, partly submerged, just offhore a few feet away from the heron, its back visible. I’m sure the heron was aware of the turtle and was more interested in getting a fish.