Jun 27, 2011
Only blight can stop us now...
The summer harvest is officially underway here in our garden. The blight continues to pop up in places but at least the tomatoes look like they will be able to produce as long as I can keep spraying and keeping it at bay. It's difficult however, because I spray, then we have a thunderstorm splashing the spores up and high winds blowing the plants about. I hesitate to mulch the beds since I hear of lots of people around here having problems with that due to the high heat and humidity here, the mulch tends to get "icky".
Today, Brandywine, Hillbilly, Orange Wellington & Fourth of July tomatoes, eggplant, small onions (green onions that were left in the garden too long!), lots of random peppers included a jalapeno, a few pepperoncini, Sigaretta and tiny bells. Also picked some cilantro that has bolted and has green coriander seeds on it.
I turned the eggplant into Baba Ganoush for hubby to take to work since I'm out of hummus.
Here's a cross section of 2 heirloom varieties for those that are interested. The pink is the beloved Brandywine, the orange/yellow is called Hillbilly. I may have a new favorite here, the Hillbilly is almost lemony, which I really like! Some turn out a pretty pink/orange multicolor inside, some do not!
This was a strange sighting... I spotted Finn folding laundry unasked! I'm pretty sure he's gunning for something here, I just don't know what it is yet.
Today has been an overcast, humid, hot and rainy day...
You may have to enlarge the photo, can you see Mrs. Dove in her bean basket?
Don't feel too bad for her out there, here's a better shot of her roof I made hubby climb up there and give her LOL!
With all this rain, I decided to try out my new pressure canner today! I'll sum that up in a separate post :)