Aside from the harvest, this is one of my favorite stages of gardening.
When you go outside and notice a handful of cherry tomatoes that seemed to appear overnight.
Or tiny jalapenos dropping from the stem.
(I noticed a half-eaten jalapeno on the ground. I hope it was hot enough to teach the chipmunks a lesson…)
And butternut squash flowers fading into gourds.
This is also the stage when it’s really really annoying to buy produce at the grocery store.
Good for you! Between the drought and the three weeks of temps over 100 degrees with at least one more forecast next week I don’t think my harvest will compare to yours.
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