We did get to pick one tomato on the 5th of August. It was a Siberia. The Siberia have given us about 6 more since then. Hubby says they are good, one the small size (like a really big cherry tomato) not very sweet but very tomatoey.
The rest of the plants are finally going from green/white to a yellowy color and many are becoming very red.
I took photos a few days apart over the last week or so that i haven't made any entries:
These i picked on the 12th
I got to have the little pear tomato, it was a bit mealy, but it has been dry. The flavor was nice.
I have gotten a few more tomatoes since then
(edit in that picture)
The corn is continuing to be motivated
.The purple tomatillos have put out a number of berries
The ornamental eggplant is looking interesting
I discovered that i do have a big birdhouse gourd. It is buried in a tangle of vines and has to be close to 2' tall
The squashes are looking nice and it looks like i will have a plentiful harvest of them. The Carnival (pictured) has at least 6 that i can see and the Long Island Cheese is working on at least 4.
I didn't photo any cucumbers, but we are averaging at least one a day. Not enough to do anything with, but perfect for an occasional snack. I will plant more next year, even though the production level is not overwhelming- i want to try some cucumber recipes with the extras.
The watermelon has been a toss-up. I had some nice Pony Yellow forming but they got to Candlepin bowling ball size and then cracked in half. I do have one round melon still going strong, its almost standard bowling ball size now, but i'm not sure which variety it belongs to. The oval watermelon is still growing nice. I checked them for cracking yesterday and all seems well so far.
I wonder if i will be able to figure out when they are ripe enough to pick.
I think my "Venous Orange" is trying to flower. No scent so far, which is disappointing.
Back view of garden. The weeds are taking over. I simply can't keep up at this point.
Oh, and this is what Job's Tears plant looks like as its going to work on making seeds
I saw one sweet pepper forming, its not tiny anymore. I saw some of the hot peppers flowering, no eggplant yet. The summer squashes are still going, the herbs are doing great. I pulled a few more beets but i'm leaving the carrots a little longer. The melon leaves are turning a bit yellow, not sure if this is disease or dryness.
So that is the rundown to catch up.