Yes, I’m alive. Life is VERY full right now between work, home, and church. Just some quick pictures with short comments. Forgive me, they aren’t even really organized.
The first melon of the season is in and it’s a WHOPPER!
Yes this is a fully grown melon. It’s called an apple melon. You can eat it, rind and all, but the flavor is different if you do. With the rind it tasted sort of cucumber/apple, but without the rind it was pretty much all cantaloupe.
The green beans are going great, particularly the dragon tongue and the red seeded asparagus beans. These are the dragon tongue.
We’ve been harvesting a lot on a regular basis. Between Sunday and Monday I harvested 8 pounds of squash and zucchini… EACH! That’s 16 pounds in two days and there were more this morning. I love a plant that produces!
This is the only butternut squash picture that didn’t look… inappropriate. Interesting vine. SUPER aggressive. Those things are taking over the world!
This may be the first desert king watermelon of the year and it may kill the pepper plant that it tried to trellis up. I’ve been noticing that the first melon to form is not always good. Sometimes those ones just don’t make it.
Lots going on over here. You can see the AWESOME corn on the right, beans in the middle, and melons on the left. Everything is sprawling!
It’s a good time. I love harvesting. I hope you are having a great summer. I’ll try and carve out a time for a real post. I need to analyze the results of the different beans so far. Looking forward to more melons! I love summer time!
And oh yah, it is a billion degrees, but I was expecting a billion and ten… so, it’s not so bad.