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Midsummer

July 20, 2012

Like a number of states around the country, NJ has been feeling the heat.  Lettuce, spinach and peas are long gone (though we ate more of each category than ever) and the hot weather loving veg has taken off.  Harvest from yesterday shows a typical haul of late:

Cucumber, carrots, corn, peppers.  Kale has been producing like a champ as well and we’re eating it once or twice a week.  Beans come in here and there, but not in the quantities I was used to back in Maine.  I think I’ve placed these plants, yet again, in a bad spot – at the tail end of a bed that is too shady.  I manage to harvest a beet here and there, but the critters dug most of those up and just left them there untouched.  Like they were just disgusted when it turned out to be a beet  and said “awwww man, I don’t want that” and threw it aside.  Oh, how I am mistreated by nature.  I’m looking at you, kid.

Will have some tomatoes ready sometime soon.  And some volunteer melons!  Stay cool, y’all.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alana permalink
    July 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    WoW! Looking great Kevin! I just talked to Grandpa DeForest about his garden today, he’s having trouble with racoons eating his tomatoes, and of course they take one bite of each instead of taking only one whole one. Picky palletted burb wildlife!

    Your photos make me regret not planting ANY garden this year, but I guess I’ve got a crop of baby to keep me busy :)))

    • Kevin permalink*
      July 23, 2012 10:13 AM

      Hey there, thanks. Picky indeed. Forgot to mention they’ve also been taking a few bites of our (unripe) apples and throwing the rest aside. The peaches have been completely consumed aside from the pits, which they leave us to dispose of. I am running a critter cafeteria here. Any day now on that baby, huh? I can imagine you must be ready to get on with it.

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