|Tuesday's harvest of green beans, okra, and tomatoes|
|Thursday, the first harvest of Zephyr summer squash|
|Thursday's harvest of okra|
|Two of the okra picked on Thursday were 9 inches long and still tender|
|Sunday, more sunburned tomatoes and a couple of summer squash|
|Sunday's okra harvest|
Thank goodness it rained a couple times this week and put an end to the 108˚ F heat wave (42˚ C). The tomatoes have some sunburn on their fruit and two summer squash plants have succumbed to vine borers without ever producing any fruit. The beans and tomato plants have gotten fairly burned up in the heat, they're just a little crispy. And I've been finding tomatoes that have been nibbled or pecked at, looks like critters are finding their way through the bird netting looking for water sources.
The first summer squash of the season have been picked! The Zephyr hybrid summer squash is excellent, it has a wonderful texture and flavor that is sweet tender and firm when sauteed with a little butter. Not at all watery or spongy like summer squash can get.
The main green bean bed is definitely winding down production but the smaller plantings are just starting to flower.
This weeks harvest:
2 pounds, 14 oz tomato
2 pounds, 4 oz squash
1 pound, 6 oz green beans
1 pound, 5 oz okra
Total: 7 pounds, 13 ounces
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