The great weather continues. I planned to water the garden this morning but last night storms moved through and dropped about an inch of rain. Today it's sunny, although a little hot, about 90 F. There is little rain in the forecast for the next ten days, with lots of sunshine and cooler temperatures, perfect summer weather really, and I expect I'll be setting up the water pump to the pond and giving everything a good soaking in a few days.
There's more diversity to the harvest now. Okra is trickling in from the Millionaire and Jambalaya plants. The Jambalaya is quite a bit smaller and should be the right size for pickles. I'll have to learn to judge the size when it is ready for harvest.
I also picked a few Tropea onions for cooking.
And the first slicing cucumber, Diva. Nothing like a fresh cucumber, and the Diva's, a Beit Alpha cucumber are delicious. This one came in at just under a pound. I planted one Diva and three Calypso pickling cucumbers. I've been removing the small cucumbers that start on the Calypso plants until the plants establish enough vegetative structure to produce well. It looks like the plants are large enough that removing the fruits is no longer necessary, so I expect to have pickling cukes in a few weeks.
Not shown are another broccoli head and a kohlrabi, about three and a half pounds total. To see what other people are growing head over to http://www.ourhappyacres.com/