Water drops on sage.
My Garden Peach tomato plants--both of them--produced prolifically, and I have enjoyed searching for the fuzzy yellow heirloom tomatoes on the plants! I want to try making yellow tomato salsa this year, using only these delicious tomatoes.
After picking tomatoes and waering everything, I took my deck shot. You can tell it's morning, because the sun cast my shadow onto the strawberry plants. :)
Time for a bug break. One of the guys alerted me to the presence of this cicada on our front walk.
The next day, I tackled the garlic. It had been ready before we left for vacation, but I didn't have any time. It's hard on my back, to be on my hands and knees digging this stuff up, but boy, is it worth it! I usually have garlic to last me an entire year. I couldn't wait to see what this year's crop would look like.
One section dug up.
Fernando lent his assistance in the middle bed, digging things up with a shovel and helping me sift through the dirt for the fragrant bulbs hidden inside.
Two sections dug up.
Time for a tomato break. I picked a few more, and went over to my "dirt pile" in my special place to see what the few plants my friend Becki had given me were doing. I harvested several jalapenos and two tomatoes, and left one green pepper on the vine to grow some more.
Then it was back to the garlic bed, where I finished off the year's harvest. Whew!
All the garlic was laid out in the sun to be cured! What a great feeling. As I sit here typing and looking at the picture, I notice that I need new mulch in my walkways... A gardener's work is never done, it seems, until winter finally covers the beds with a blanket of snow and all is forgotten until spring's melt.
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