Well folks, this week marks the half-way point!
I think the first (and maybe the second) planting of green (and yellow and purple) beans have exhausted themselves, so this week may be peak beans. The peas are done as well, so there is just a small portion for everyone this week.
I am concerned that the heat is going to take out the lettuce soon, as high temps cause the lettuce to bolt (go to flower), which makes the leaves bitter. I will attempt to shade some of the beds this week (they are already in the shady part of the garden) to see if that will slow the process down. But it is more about the heat than the sun exposure, so we may miss a week or two of lettuce mix.
Although the cucumbers have been going gangbusters, I noticed this week that I have a cucumber beetle infestation (they just eat the leaves--don't worry about the cucumbers themselves!), so if I can't get that under control, the cucumber season may be short-lived.
The summer squash are (no surprise) growing like mad, and when I missed my Saturday picking, I found a significant number of Squash of Unusual Size (SOUS) the next time I went out there. I will be feeding the most outrageous SOUS's to the chickens, as they are not that tasty for those of us with actual taste buds.
New this week -- potatoes!! You'll notice that some of the potatoes have a few holes in them--sorry about that, but I guess that means somebody thinks they are pretty good. And I don't want to jinx myself, but it appears that a few of the cherry tomatoes are ripening...so maybe next week!
In this weeks share: beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce mix, onions, peas, potatoes (Yukon Gold), and summer squash.