Here's an update on my parents' garden! It seems that every year at this point in the summer, the garden has started to look awful but continues to produce beautiful fruits and vegetables. Have you experienced this too? The squash leaves have all turned yellow and withered, the tomato plants look wilty and unruly, and the watermelon looks like it died (actually, it may have. My mom stopped watering a few days ago because a rabbit had three babies in our melon patch!). Not to mention that squash bugs and Mexican bean beetles have unfortunately moved in on the zucchini and green beans. Nevertheless, the harvest I made on Thursday shows that things are still going strong. I got a large bag of tomatoes, three cucumbers, four eggplants, some unchewed green beans, two green peppers, a handful of jalapeno peppers, a butternut squash, and a watermelon!
|Another shot of the Thursday night harvest.|
|The garden, August 23|
|The first sunflower blossom|
|The pepper plants are loving this heat.|