Jun 8, 2011
The Yellow Pear tomato. For a week or so I worried that it had a disease or insects. No insects, and the stem I cut looked great inside and no milky or wilt evidence. Upon further inspection at the base I see the stem is half torn just below the soil line so I'm chalking this one up to storm damage, since I had to go out there and tie these back up repeatedly. All the other tomatoes around it look fine. Oh well, no little tomatoes for me this year I guess.
Well, maybe one... I stole the one almost-ripe one off the plant, I doubt any others will ripen. I'll pull it on Friday probably, I don't do 100º temps like what's expected tomorrow.
Here's what happened to the first tomato harvest yesterday: wasn't much but it livened up the enchiladas! If it would have been the first heirloom we would have eaten it plain and sliced, of course!
Eggplant seems unaffected by the heat, and is loving it. The first eggplant bloom, and it looks by it's faded color that I missed the first emergence by several days.
Does anyone else have a dog that sleeps with their tongue sticking out?
I didn't get any sewing accomplished today, only the cutting for the pattern. My day had some extra time stolen from me - I had a dental appt to replace an old filling and I had a reaction to the novocaine. Heart raced, apparently I turned white and started shaking really bad about 5 seconds after the injection and passed right out for a few seconds. Normally this stuff never bothers me, but apparently I had a new type of novocaine I've never had with epinephrine in it. Now my chart has big red marks all over it for the future, but I was a little peeved since I had to sit there an extra 45 minutes having my blood pressure taken... don't they know I have pressure canning research to do?! All was fine within 20 minutes after the incident, but I sure am glad I'm not allergic to bee stings and need an Epi-Pen for anything!
Looking forward to a book after the kids go to bed, the heat makes me so tired - and tomorrow will be even worse, heat index of 105+, blech!