Go out of town for more than a few days, and your garden may have a few surprises waiting for you when you return.
The pole beans continue to outperform previous years’ beans. Some pods are past their prime, so we will probably shell them like peas. We also picked some eggplant and those peppers that had turned red. Some okra pods also were getting large and may be a little tough.
The big surprise is that my tomato plants seem to have partially recovered from the late blight fungus and are producing again. I got one tomato each of the ‘Polish linguisa’ (right side) and ‘speckled Roman’ varieties. While the lower parts of the tomato plants have succumbed to the blight, the upper branches are growing and blooming, so we may get more tomatoes before this growing season is over.