It was another incredibly hot week here…with no end in sight. As of this weekend, it’s also been three weeks since my garden has seen rain. Needless to say, my poor plants are struggling to survive. Even with my watering, it’s been tough on them. However, my sweet babies have continued to give me something in a way of harvest – even if the fruit is small. This past week, I’ve harvested 1.75 pounds of raspberries, almost a half pound of small melons, almost 1.5 pounds of squash, 2 pounds of pumpkin, a little over half a pound of tomatoes, 3.5 pounds of eggplant, and 2.75 pounds of peppers (mostly chiles). My garden is like the Little Engine that Could!
In the photos, produce is identified from the top, clockwise.
HARVEST AUGUST 24:
Look at these raspberries. They not only look beautiful, but they taste like heaven!
Not such a bad harvest day.
HARVEST AUGUST 25:
Small harvest day, but at least my garden is still giving.
HARVEST AUGUST 26:
Not a bad day for harvesting.
HARVEST AUGUST 27:
I think this may be my last Black Futsu squash. I believe all the vines have died now – unless there’s a vine I don’t know about, intertwined with my pumpkins vines.
HARVEST AUGUST 29:
This day’s raspberry harvest wouldn’t fit in my mini galvanized basket! This is over a half pound of raspberries!
Not a bad haul for a brutal end-of-summer day.
Hopefully, we’ll get some rain this week and the temperature will cool off some. I can’t plant any of my fall crops (too hot) or fertilize or anything. <sigh> Makes for one sad gardener.
How’s your garden doing? What are you harvesting?