It is late. I am tired. I just spent a long time cutting, blanching and bagging several zucchinis and green beans for the freezer. I put up everything I had picked including the 67 bush beans and three zucchinis I picked today. Because I know that tomorrow there will be even more beans to pick and probably more zucchinis. I started off picking 10 bush beans on Saturday. Then yesterday I picked 26. Today I picked 67. We’ll see what tomorrow will bring! Here’s what I picked today:
That red thing is one lonely grape tomato that FINALLY ripened. I probably could’ve left it on the plant another day but I just couldn’t stand it. I had to pick it. Here’s a picture of it on the plant before picking:
And now for the picture that I really wanted to post tonight and the main reason why I am still awake – the watermelon! I went out to the garden tonight after work and I kid you not this watermelon had doubled in size at least since yesterday. Yesterday it was about the size of an egg. Today it is about the size of a baseball. I couldn’t believe it! There are actually two of them that are this big.
I have several peppers now on my pepper plants and lots of blooms. This one is about the size of a golf ball. I saw yellow bell peppers at the store the other day for $1.50 apiece! It will be nice to have them right in my own garden.
Zucchini count – 15
Bush bean count – 103
Grape tomatoes – 1