It was a great week of harvests from the garden. I have finally started harvesting tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants. It was a nice change of pace from the usual squash harvests. Speaking of squash, they are hanging by a thread and I will pull the last of the plants this weekend. I had my second big corn harvest this week too, so my harvest totals shot up pretty good. I am over 150 pounds for the year and climbing.
We are still in a severe drought where I live in Georgia with no rain in site. Many parts of the state have been helped with the tropical storms that have passed through but none of it reached us, praying for rain.
Squash, Bell Peppers, and Tomatoes
I have been picking my tomatoes at this stage and letting them finish ripening inside. I am afraid of them getting messed up by animals or bugs. That green one fell off the plant while picking the others.
Eggplant #1 weighed 1.24 pounds
Eggplant #2, this one was long and slim.
Eggplant #3, this one weighed 1.44 pounds and was beautiful.
The color, shape, and size were picture perfect.
Corn harvested this week
Brings the total to 85 pounds for the year
Here are a few ears I plucked during the week and they went
straight to a pot of boiling water. The taste was spectacular.
Here is the current drought monitor for Georgia.
It is much better overall, but I live in that band of red crossing the state.