Tomatoes that is. Over the past couple of days I have picked two large bowls of cherry tomatoes. My garden, I’m ashamed to say, looks a hot mess but at least I’ve got some cherry maters! They are SO sweet…almost like eating a sweet grape…or cherry!

I spied two eggplants that are just about ready to come off the vine and the two cantaloupes that I have are doing nicely. There are a lot of plum tomatoes and sandwich type tomatoes that are very green. I have pulled a few pineapple tomatoes from the vine….delish!

As for my peppers….well those sweet banana peppers…someone mislabeled them. I cut one up to put in my salad and popped a slice into my mouth expecting a sweet peppery flavor. Ummm….NOT! They are spicy! Glad I discovered that before putting them into my salad.

My habaneros have very few leaves but no flowers. I don’t think I’ll be getting any fruit from there. Didn’t notice any flowers on my ghost peppers either. Oh well.

The beginning of August always marks the slowing down of the gardening season for me. But this is also the time when you can begin to make fall plantings of your cold crops: broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, collards, kale, etc. I may have to start some seeds and give the fall gardening a try. I’ve never done it before.

I’ll be doing another post after I clean up my garden this weekend.

So until next time!

Happy gardening!