|Our first ripe fig.|
|Fig, cut open to reveal its sweet center.|
We picked 150 ears of sweet corn - these we blanched and froze whole - and left a few on the stalks to keep maturing. The other steady producers continue to be tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, melons, and carrots. Cucumbers may yet surprise us with something, but broccoli plants are ready to be pulled. As soon as our melons ripen, we plan to pull up our soaker hoses and mow the entire patch to the ground.
A rewarding surprise this week was our first fig. It was very sweet, soft, and fruity-flavored. We've never had anything like it before and hope it continues to surprise us at a time of year when we are looking to enjoy something exotic.
|New England Pie pumpkin curing.|
|The garden in August.|
|Our pumpkin patch is showing signs of crisping leaves; corn in the background.|