The weather here has been just brutally hot and humid, so much that it's hard to go outside for ten minutes and not be dripping with sweat. The humidity is so oppressive that it's literally difficult to pull the thick, stagnant air into your lungs. Any garden activities need to be carried out early in the morning or later after the sun has gone down, however, when it's 85 right now at 9:15 PM, there's not much relief.
Yesterday morning the man came out to help me string a trellis for the side yard cucumbers that are just now sending out tendrils. Things tend to grow so slowly when it gets this hot...except for the zucchini who are loving life right now. I picked my first decent sized red tomato today! It's just beautiful. I'm not sure what the other little red ones are, but they're more like a glorified cherry tomato than a slicing variety. The major news on the tomato front is that I've got a Cherokee Purple that's ripening! It's just beautiful and I can't wait. It will either be ready tomorrow or the next day.
The key word for this week's harvest is, "Zucchini." Every day there's zucchini. Did I mention we've harvested zucchini this week? There was the monster bat from yesterday and wouldn't you know it that I found another one just like it today after I had already gone out there to pick zucchini this morning! I should tie the two together with some rope or chain or something and use them as nunchucks. "WWWWhhaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuahhhhh" (note me whipping around zucchini like a crazed warrior and most likely knocking my own self out, not coming close to hitting anyone else).
There's one missing picture here of a squash, six zucchinis, two baby tomatoes, dragon tongue beans and Kentucky Wonder pole beans. I had the camera out...I just never snapped the shot.
So, here are my harvests below. The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
Stop by Daphne's to see what everyone else is harvesting!
December 3, 2013 - Thank You, Robbie!
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