I have not talked much lately about the vegetable garden. There's a reason for that. It's HOT in July and August in Texas! I love my roses and will sacrifice some sweat to go tend to them. But the vegetables, I do not love. I love to eat them, but I don't love them enough to go outside and tend to them when temperatures reach triple digits! So, most of my vegetable garden has died. I will start over again when the temperatures cool down.
Since I didn't have a harvest in July, I didn't expect a harvest in August. But, the plants had different plans!
These tiny, little tomatoes came from some volunteer seedlings that grew outside my small vegetable area. Somehow, they were never pulled up by me, and never mown over. I guess they were in just the right spot between the grass and my pathway.
I don't like these little types of tomatoes very much. Although they are sweet and good to eat, I prefer larger tomatoes to can. These were run through the juicer for homemade tomato juice.
I also had some jalapenos to harvest. I have had loads of jalapenos all summer long. I have had more than enough. The jalapeno plant is still out there making more, and I wish it would just stop! I gave these away.
These purple hull peas were another surprise. I had already picked all the peas - I thought. I had plans to discard these plants to make room for my fall garden planting. I just hadn't gone outside (because of the heat) to pull up the plants yet. So, they decided to take advantage of my laziness and grow more pods!
These I have shelled and dried, and put in Ziplock bags.
Thanks to some tough plants that just wouldn't die, I'm joining The Gardening Blog for Garden Bloggers Harvest Day!