Highlight: As September overtakes August, we can see changes in our vegetable garden. Our first planting of okra plants is becoming “long in the tooth”. Although still producing, the leaves are ragged and tattered due to a savage attack by Japanese beetles.
Fortunately, our second planting of okra plants is thriving with green and full leaves. The picture shows small okra pods forming and there is hope for an abundant crop for the second half of the season.
Meanwhile, the harvest of jalapeno, serrano, and habanero peppers is rapidly increasing. We will soon have to start pickling and/or dehydrating them.
Weather: More heat and humidity – this week the prognosticators promise us another heat wave.
2018-08-29: High – 91º, precipitation 0.00 (Details – click here.)
2018-08-30: High – 87º, precipitation 0.05 (Details – click here.)
2018-08-31: High – 87º, precipitation 0.00 (Details – click here.)
2018-09-01: High – 82º, precipitation 0.66 (Details – click here.)
2018-09-02: High – 89º, precipitation 0.00 (Details – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report
Harvest: Okra and hot peppers everywhere – we have our work cut out for us pickling, dehydrating, and dry canning.
2018-08-29: 3 okra pods, 3 cherry tomatoes, 18 jalapenos, 21 serranos, 18 habaneros
2018-08-30: Nothing to report
2018-08-31: Nothing to report
2018-09-01: 14 okra pods, 4 cherry tomatoes, 12 jalapenos, 12 serranos, 9 habaneros
2018-09-02: 10 okra pods, 9 cherry tomatoes