Today’s Harvest – Tomatoes, Cukes, Peppers

This morning I picked lots of tomatoes, pickling cukes, green peppers, and banana peppers. Found the first cayenne and jalapenos. Pinched out the basil and lemon verbena. Even have a few tiny everbearing strawberries the birds didn’t get!!

I was out of town during the recent heatwave, and it was 103 in Northern Virginia, where I was working, so I was very afraid to look at the garden when I returned last night. Fortunately everything is still lush and producing! I tossed a few very overgrown cucumbers (how do those things grow so fast?) but I have enough now to make at least a fridge batch of Tim’s favorite bread-n-butter pickles. Hard to believe each item in this basket (except for the lemon verbena) started as a small seed I ordered from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange on February 1st.

 

 

Which picture do you like best? I’m not sure how best to capture my harvest pictures!!

vegetables from above

vegetables from above

vegetables in basket

vegetables in basket

vegetables ready to cook

vegetables ready to cook

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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