The yellow summer squash and zucchini paused for a bit during our heat wave a few weeks ago allowing us to catch up on consuming and preserving the first round of fruit. They are just beginning to ramp up again and I suspect I will be harvesting more by the end of this weekend:
|Yellow Summer Squash|
The rest of the squash took advantage of the warm weather and produced numerous fruit and spread their vines far and wide.
I thought these bush beans would finish producing once the squash needed the room, but as you can see they are only forming blooms now and the squash has already invaded. Rarely do my plans work out, as the garden seems to have a mind of its own.
|Royal Burgundy Bush Beans|
There are some beets next to the beans that will also soon be overwhelmed. I think I will harvest them this week. They are still small, but I think they will be good roasted with other root vegetables.
I spent this morning trimming the tomatoes and culling out the fruit that had developed BER during our heat wave. Thankfully, only the newly developed fruit was affected, the older fruit is still ok.
All my tomatoes are showing signs of some sort of leaf spot disease, which is not unusual this time of year. I mulch to reduce soil splash and trim off affected leaves as the growing season progresses. That was when I discovered this:
|First San Marzano Tomato|
The official first tomato of the season! As I looked around, I saw others too were blushing and ready to turn red:
I also found a few of these:
The peppers loved the hot temperatures and are producing really well. I am thankful because I am only growing half of what I planned on because of germination issues:
It looks like we will be enjoying some fresh salsa soon.