We had a quiet work day last Wednesday, with just me and Noah there. We've been watering a lot lately, to try to keep the plants alive despite the drought we've been having.
I did finally come to understand why we aren't seeing many ripe tomatoes--people are picking them green to fry them. I bumped into a woman picking some, and got reports of other people doing so, too. Which is fine. But I wish they'd leave some to ripen all the way, just so we could have a little bright red on the wall of green.
The eggplants are starting to develop nicely. And the cucumbers are struggling along, despite being decimated by powdery mildew. We've picked off a lot of crispy, powdery leaves, but really got started too late.
The good news is that the drought has given way to some serious rain. It's rained a lot over the past two days and is likely to rain more tomorrow. It'd be nice if it'd get spaced out a little, instead of all at once, but I think it's likely to help the plants get through the next few weeks a lot better. Plus, the peas that I planted on Saturday should sprout a lot easier now.
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