We’ve had lots of hot 95 degree days happen this week and I’m melting in the garden. Good thing my plants are more resilient than me! My peppers are just loving the heat and I have them tucked under a thick 5 inch layer of mulch so the soil stays cool and moist.
Tomatoes are coming on. Though a bit slower than last year.
In the garden:
Harvesting tomatoes, peppers, leeks, dried beans, potatoes, cucumbers, onions.
Put some shade cloth on my tomatoes to protect the fruit from sun-scald. I had pruned the tomatoes so much because I trimmed off disease. However, there weren’t enough leaves left to protect the tomatoes. My life in the garden right now= tomato disease pruning.
Planted yukon gold potatoes in grow bags, and zucchini in a grow bag and a garden bed. Variety- Costata romanesco
In the kitchen:
Canned 6 pints salsa. Saved a seventh for the refrigerator because the kids wanted some and it’s already gone!
Canned 9 Jars dill pickle chips
Dehydrated 5 quarts of leeks