Man, is this ever a busy time in the garden. Make that gardenS. With three raised beds in back, three in front, a driveway full of grow pots, AND my community garden plot, I’m feeling overwhelmed this time of year. My home garden is winding down, but my community garden plot is just ramping up. I really like being able to spread the harvest out.
I have piles of tomatoes everywhere on the kitchen counter, waiting for me to find time to make spaghetti sauce. I think if I see one more tomato, I’m going to scream. And yet when I looked out there this morning, there were even more tomatoes ready to harvest. Do you think that 15 tomato plants might have been a bit overly ambitious? And the additional six at the community garden aren’t producing yet. This is going to be a long summer, tomato-wise.
After I get the spaghetti sauce started, I need to turn those cucumbers into pickles. This is a very busy time in the kitchen as well as the garden.
Look at how my plot at the community garden is doing. I’m really pleased with it.
Meanwhile, those weeds keep growing and the garden needs water. It doesn’t rain here in southern California from April to November, so my vegetable gardens are totally dependent on me for water. Sadly for my garden, I have a busy life and don’t get to hand watering as often as I would like. We have no automatic sprinklers.
Harvest for week ending July 29, 2012
4 oz Strawberries
2 lbs 2 oz Cucumbers
1 oz Green Onions
1.5 oz Edible Flowers (squash blossoms)
2 lbs 8 oz Summer Squash, yellow
TOTAL PRODUCE 12 lbs 3.5 oz plus 5 eggs
7 lbs 3 oz Tomatoes