Harvesting continues in the garden despite the record July rainfall. The weather has finally turned more “normal” for August and the garden has responded nicely. A decent amount of roma tomatoes were harvested and processed for sauce using my food strainer (see pic below). Two of the six roma tomato plants are almost totally devoid of leaves, but the other plants look okay for now. There are still many red tomatoes on the plants. The two 4ft by 4ft raised beds planted with Red Norland seed potatoes produced about 2o pounds of potatoes (see pics below). Harvest also continued on the hot banana peppers, green peppers, super chili peppers, and poblano peppers. I finally was able to get some bush green beans to germinate after replanting several times due to all of the rain. The last of the sweet corn was harvested about 2 weeks ago and bush green beans were quickly planted in that bed. All of the lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kohlrabi seedlings have now been transplanted out into the garden. Scarlet Nantes carrot seeds were planted out into the garden at the beginning of August. Out of 11 brussels sprout plants planted in the spring, only 3 have survived due to the very wet July. I will be planting some radish seeds within the week.
It is hard to believe, but the first fall frost is less than 60 days away. With decent weather, I am hopeful for a good fall harvest. Happy late summer gardening!!