It’s blazing hot in the garden…still! My plants are spending most of their energy struggling to survive the heat. However, they’re still giving me something – especially the watermelons. This past week, I harvested 17 pounds of melons, 3 pounds of peppers, 1.4 pounds of tomatoes, 1.4 pounds of eggplant, a little over a pound of winter squash, a pound of lima beans, and my first handful of raspberries! Not bad for such a scorching week.
In the photos, I list the produce from the top, clockwise.
HARVEST AUGUST 11:
After my big harvest the day before, when I got back from my trip, this harvest was a little on the small size.
HARVEST AUGUST 13:
I harvested my very first raspberries from these new canes! I snapped the picture quickly because into the mouth they went. YUMMMM!
I harvested two more white watermelons. The big one weighed almost 9 pounds by itself!
And some eggplants along with a handful of other things.
HARVEST AUGUST 17:
Another few raspberries. I can’t wait until I’m picking dozens a day. These raspberries are bigger than the variety I had before (Heritage Everbearing), and they’re just as tasty.
I harvested my first – and, unfortunately, my last – strawberry watermelons. The vine died in the heat. I haven’t cut them open yet, but they’re chilling in my fridge.
More lima beans. They really do produce all season.
I can’t wait for this months-long heat to break so my harvests will increase. May my plants survive til then!
What are you harvesting from your garden?