Only a few days before Julia’s return, I took a last minute trip home, leaving the garden alone for the days in between. I was somewhat terrified that the heat would shrivel up the garden instantly in the few days of neglect. Yet, when I entered the garden on Tuesday morning, the ripe tomatoes, huge sunflowers, massive okra, endless amounts of bush beans, bell peppers and overall beauty further proved either the impressiveness of plants to withstand the elements on their own or Julia’s amazing capabilities to nurse a dying garden back to life in only a few days. Well, the garden wasn’t dying, but without the immediate love and care upon her return, it probably would have gotten there.
After snacking my way through weeding the tomatoes (for the first time this summer…) I harvested the rest of the ripe cherry tomatoes.
Then I realized that the peppers were huge! Well most of them, except for the numerous babies that seemed to be rotting… Yet, even with our little mistake of leaving the peppers on too long, we still harvested over 8 pound of bell peppers!
Two and a half pounds of okra..
And a few pounds of bush beans..
Not that my legs are of impressive length..
but check out the size of this cucumber!