by A.J. Coltrane
Previous post here.
It’s been relatively hot and sunny this week. We had a few 80-ish degree days and the garden is loving it.
Friday’s harvest being inspected by the boy cat:
In the box (L-R) — Oregon Spring tomatoes, Taxi, Sun Gold, Marketmore cucumbers, Lemon cucumber. A Tromboncino zucchini is in the foreground.
The Tromboncino plant is still going strong, with lots of fruit in process. For size reference, the netting squares are 8″:
As I mentioned in the last post, we recently cleaned up the bottom of the tomato plants (on the left, below). Peppers are in the center. Basil on the right:
In 2015 we did the first “tomato tasting” on August 12. We’re a little ways away still. Hopefully it will happen within the next 10 days. Most of the tomatoes are now starting to color up.
Taxis (which need to be cleaned up):
Sun Gold and Yellow Pear:
The peppers are ripening too:
The Serranos are going bonkers:
The basil looks good, mostly. It seems to benefit from aggressive pruning — I think it knows fall is right around the corner:
Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.