My garden is still producing. The watermelon plants have done wonderfully, and I was able to harvest a watermelon a couple of days ago. It is a Malali watermelon. So far this is the largest one, although I believe this variety is supposed to be 10-15 pounds. It came in just under 5 pounds, at 4 pounds 14 ounces. This grew on the netting I made, and I’d given it extra support with that netting that covers the frozen turkeys, but it broke loose and dropped off the vine.
I think it was about as ripe as it was going to get. I don’t know if it is customary for this type of watermelon to have so many seeds, but I could plant a couple hundred baby watermelons with the seeds from just this one watermelon.
I also harvested ten more Lavender Touch eggplants.
I’ve trimmed back my tomato plants. It looks like five of them survived the hot summer, and I am beginning to see new growth on them! Hopefully they will produce another crop of tomatoes for me in the next couple of months.
I am still having to water every 48 hours. I am looking forward to less watering needing to be done as the weather cools. And it is getting time to plant my fall/winter crops. Most of my beds are I am waiting until it cools down just a little bit more. Last year I planted on September 6th, which was just too soon. It will still too hot and I feel my seedlings had a hard time in the heat. If I were more energetic, I would start some indoors. Hmmm… maybe I should do that… I could start lettuce and Swiss Chard in my indoor seed cage. I’ll definitely be making use of my indoor seed cage in January to start tomato and eggplants, and maybe some peppers, too.