I half-heartedly went to the garden this morning fully expecting to be disappointed. In fact . . . I was so dispirited that I didn't even bring my camera with me . . . if you know me then you know that I always have my camera with me . . . always. But I had to go anyway to salvage any tomatoes that may have survived the onslaught of Sir Hops-a-Lot.
When I arrived, I heaved a sigh upon seeing that one of my bamboo bean poles had snapped in half and the 7-foot vine toppled over outside of my plot. No doubt caused by the heavy wind and rain from last night's storm. *sigh*
As I approached, imagine my surprise as I lifted the vines to drape them over the garden fence only to find the vines to be dripping with . . . what is this? . . . long, skinny green beans! Holy cow! Fistfuls and fistful and fistfuls of beans! WOOT!
And do you know what? I might have paid those vines no heed if not for the fact that they had fallen over.
So, giddy as a fairy high on pixie dust I entered the garden. Lo and behold there were tomatoes . . . whole . . . intact . . . with nary a nibble taken from the red luscious juicy orbs. Miracles DO happen!
I snagged about a dozen with more on the way. Still . . . not the harvest I had hoped for when I planted them but still more than I expected after the past few weeks of disappointment.
As I moved along the row I discovered that one of my nearly depleted zucchini plants had rooted an offshoot and there was a fresh new zucchini plant growing. So, I’ll be having a whole new crop of zucchini to look forward too! How cool is that?
Out of six bell pepper plants I have two that have one little pepper each that are just not getting any bigger so I picked those and I’ll give them to hubby with his lunch.
The hot pepper are producing quite well, however and I picked a bunch of both jalapeños and Hungarian wax peppers.
The cucumber plants are petering out but still producing a few a day.
I even managed to pick a handful of peas! The bunny must be so busy with the tomatoes that he forgot about those.
So, overall, I’m feeling better about the garden. There is hope!
Did I mention beans? Yeah . . . lotsa beans.