Once again I forgot to bring my harvest weights with me, but I did weigh this week. Promise!
The zucchini is reaching it maximum output capacity. The PM is taking hold and the heat is getting to it. After getting 2 monsters last week this weekend I haven't seen but one single flower. Most of the fruit is shriveling long before a bud is even capable of opening. I do believe this week will be the monsters last. It's been a good run. Still undecided if I will replant for the fall. I might, just for my Dad and maybe I can donate any extra to the local food pantry. I know they have fallen into hard times getting fresh fruits and veggies to put in with the canned goods.
Anyway - the goods!
Loads of cukes, I did pull the lemon cucumber plants. The mosaic virus was worst in them, and they were not producing well because of it. The Armenian cukes have 4 on currently and are outrunning the virus, and the sweet success have several on as well so I am waiting for the new cucumber vines to start in another area of the garden before I cull these. So far the fruit seems unaffected. Loads of hot peppers, cayenne, jalapenos, and hmmm... another type are coming in by the buckets - but it's truly amazing how little they weigh!
The last peach of the year. I found it clinging to dear life. It was to say the least, the best peach of the year. Might have something to do with the fact that there are no more. LOL And the strawberries are still producing. Of course if I'm not out in the morning the birds and worms and such tend to have at it - and the heat definitely makes the berries swell. But it also makes me appreciate them more. :-)
It is in the lettuce bed. Of course the lettuce bed has never had lettuce in it. So this presents a bit of a problem. Not only that but since I put the lettuce bed in the squirrel has dug all in it so who knows what I'll be able to plant here. Maybe a root veggie would work. I'm not sure. I've seen the sneak pull up onions. Grrr.... She devil.
Ah well- 'Till next time!