The garden is cranking along now. We've had several meals with green beans and we're still harvesting from the first set of bush beans we planted. I picked today and saw that the second set of bean plants are currently flowering (I planted them about 3 weeks after the first set). I hope that there won't be much of a gap in beans.
We've harvested the first several cherry tomatoes. As predicted, most have been eaten still in the garden (and mostly by A). That's fine - its what we expected. Any that make it into the house are just a bonus.
This photo was from several days ago and the little cuke has grown bigger. Enough so that we picked him tonight. I think he's destined to become part of dinner tomorrow night. There are at least 2 more cukes growing and plenty of flowers.
This is actually the 3rd pepper that this plant has produced - the tag calls it a hot banana pepper (we think it is probably the same as the Hungarian wax pepper we grew in Baton Rouge). They have a little heat, but not too much and are quite tasty. And this plant is definitely out-producing the banana pepper and the bell peppers (mostly just at the flowering stage still).
All that grass and weeds are in the walkway of the garden - it may not look the best, but overall the garden is doing well. Where we've put it down, the newspaper and grass clippings are doing a good job of keeping down the weeds. I guess we need to do a bit more of that.
I'm sure the garden is enjoying the rain we're currently getting - over 2 inches so far tonight. I'm enjoying it too - it cooled the temperature off quickly (like 5 degrees in 5 minutes). Also knowing that we won't need to water the garden or the blueberries for a few more days.
Speaking of blueberries, we've had one ripe one so far. I expect it will be a few weeks before ours are really ripe (especially since ours are rather shaded). I'm hoping that by next weekend the you-pick place near us will be open, though. I have a single pie crust waiting for a blueberry pie. Yummmmmm.