Friday, August 2, 2013


Hmmm.  It's finally hitting me that the early fall-type weather that I've been loving so much is not the greatest for my vegetables.  NOTHING is ripening.  Last weekend I was bemoaning that everything was green and this week it is more of the same.  I'm starting to worry.

San Marzano tomatoes a-plenty... but they are all totally green

SO MANY cayenne peppers... if they'd ever turn red!
There does not seem to be any end in sight to this weather... and honestly, were it not for the garden, I'd be thrilled!  But those low temperatures are concerning.

But there's not much to do about it, so instead, Butch and I spent some time outside and made room for fall crops - beets, cauliflower, cabbage, and more fennel.

I've gotten some beets recently in our CSA subscription and have enjoyed roasting them for salad.  So, for a few dollars I decided to buy two packets of seeds - Chioggia beets, which are a gorgeous red and pink stripe, and golden beets.  I planted them where the spinach never really came to fruition, next to the second planting of Toscano kale:

A-a-and... that's all, folks!  I wish there were more to report (and eat!).  Hopefully there will be soon.


  1. I am enjoying two whole days of cool weather before it gets up into the mid to high 90s again! It was nice to spend an entire day in the garden, catching up. It wasn't fun gardening in triple digit heat! It's too bad Mother Nature can't even out those temperatures a bit better, cooler for me and warmer for you!

    1. I agree! The cooler days do make it easy to get things done, but the tomatoes just aren't having it. I'd take regular, old August at this point (surely there is something between "high of 72" and "high of 102")...!