The good, the bad, and the ugly of the veggie garden

Staying on top of my vegetable garden is proving a little tricky right now. It is so darn hot and humid out lately, that I don’t want to spend very much time outside. Watering my gardens quickly in the mornings or at night, and checking to see what needs to be harvested, is about all I can handle right now. Last week, on a cooler morning (still in the low 30s with lots of humidity!) I managed to fertilize (organic of course) some empty patches and sow more seeds for turnips and carrots. A nice second harvest just in time for fall :)

Here is what’s happening in my garden today, the good:

So many peppers :), this plant has 3 tiny ones plus tons of flowers ready to grow!
This is the biggest pepper of them all, about 3 inches long! This plant, plus the other one also have tons of flowers.
Oh so many green beans! I am loving how quick these grow! I have had to pick some each day over the last few days! These guys need another day or so…

Picked loads of green beans, before I thought to take picture, lol! Cannot wait till dinner tomorrow night :)

The bad:

My poor over grown lettuce. It totally got neglected this week, and is growing like crazy. I think I can salvage some of the leaves, but it might be time to just pull it and plant something else…any gardeners out there care to offer advice?

The ugly:

Man is broccoli ever ugly as it grows. They are giant, and gangly, and just not pretty at all. Thankfully, it looks like the broccoli itself is finally starting to grow in the middle…or maybe not, I really have no idea! Only time will tell I guess

Once I pull the lettuce, I will probably do more carrots and turnips for a nice large fall harvest!

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