We hadn’t picked vegetables since last Thursday, so there were a lot of beans. The ‘rattlesnake’ variety were the biggest producers this time. Some were hidden so they were quite large; we’ll probably shell them and just eat the seed part, not the pods. We also got six okra but decided not to pick any peppers as we still have a lot from last time. There were a few eggplant but they weren’t quite big enough to pick.
The pawpaws have finally started to ripen. I’ve been checking on them for about a month, but I didn’t have to look to know they are ripe. As we were picking beans, I wondered what the sweet fragrance was that I could smell. Of course, it was the pawpaws. Some fruits were so ripe that they had fallen on the ground. I’m going to give these first two fruits to a colleague at work to whom I offered some, two weeks ago when I was sure they were going to be ripe. I should have just checked my pawpaw post from last year (which has more information about this fruit); they ripened at the same time.
I also watered part of the vegetable garden tonight. We haven’t had much rain in two weeks, so I watered the beans, basil, peppers, eggplant, and okra, all of which are still working hard to produce food for us.