Normally this time of year, the garden starts slowing down. Not this year. Despite the record-breaking temperatures and drought, our garden is still producing.
While most of the regular tomatoes have slowed down, the cherry tomatoes are still coming on strong. We have a debate whether the best ones are Sweet 100s or Sweet One Million. They’re both delicious. I have been drying plenty of them in the dehydrator. I found the best and quickest way to dry them is to cut them in half and then gently squeeze out the seeds. They will dry much faster. We love to put them in bread or just eat them straight for snacks. Yummm.
And the green beans which I replanted in July have been coming in. Amazingly, they’re better than the first batch we planted last spring. Big and juicy and practically bug free. I love green beans!
The peppers haven’t given up either. We have jalapeno, Anaheim and sweet peppers. A few of the hot peppers go a long way so we’re always glad to share them with the neighbors.
My husband loves sweet potatoes. This clump is from just one slip! And he planted fifty slips! And they’re still growing (the vines haven’t died back yet).
Although the squirrels are harvesting most of our walnuts, I always feel a kinship as I “squirrel” away our garden produce. Apologies for the bad pun.