This post was written last night . . before the storm came through. For all I know, all these gorgeous peas and tomatoes and peppers may be three counties from here by now! I’ll never complain about rain but dang, we don’t get a drop of rain for almost 5 weeks and then we get a flood! Well . . wherever my tomatoes may be today, I’m betting they’re smiling after all that rain!
Yesterday Vince was out tilling up the spot where he will plant the grapes. Can you believe how good that dirt looks? I could see this morning that a whole lot of that dirt was washed a bit down the hill but there’s a trench there so it will be retrieved and replaced. We’re so lucky . . so much of the land around this area is rocky and full of clay. He finished tilling it up yesterday but I’m not sure if he has to add anything to the dirt before planting the grapes. I know he has to add something to the soil where the blueberries will be planted. They need an acidic soil.
Last night I dug up the rest of the potatoes and pulled up the plants. We’ve eaten a ton of potatoes and had a fair harvest. We got our potatoes planted way late so I’m happy with the amount of potatoes we got but we will definitely get them planted earlier next year. There’s nothing like fresh potatoes!
I’m not planting anything where the potatoes were til I plant the fall garden. It’s too hot and dry here to plant most things right now.
I’m so happy with my garden. There still are no peas on the cream peas. The purple hull peas are doing great. We may pick some this weekend. The green beans are doing good. I’m picking green beans every 2nd or 3rd day. We might can pick pinto and lima beans by the end of the weekend. We’re getting lots of eggplant. We’ll probably also pick zucchini and yellow squash this weekend.
I’m anxiously awaiting those cream peas and some fresh beets!