We are bracing for the heatwave at Johnson Farms by giving the garden a good drink in the morning hours every other day. It seems to be working because we now have Cucumbers! I noticed these bad boys last night, and I'm very excited about making some pickles with a portion of the crop. The vines seem to be covered with them, so I hope that production will continue to be high and last throughout the summer months.
The tomatoes are still doing great. I did some pretty heavy pruning last night, so I hope that I didn't disrupt them too much. Cutting them back always makes me nervous, but it hasn't failed me yet... gulp. Here are some close-ups of the Early Gils and the Yellow Pear tomatoes.
|You look marvelous darlings.|
The rest of the bunch also seem to be doing their thing. This process has been real fun to watch, and I am giddy thinking about what this garden might look like in a month!
|Corn - Watermelons - Sunflowers gettin' busy|
Here is some classic Big Smith to cool you off!