the cherry tomatoes have three red-orange tomatoes on them. between two plants. that's just odd here. usually they are loaded and ready a week or two before the beefsteaks.
yesterday i finally got the garlic out of the ground, with the rains we've had the past few weeks it's just been too wet and yesterday wasn't much better but at least i wasn't muddy. after getting the garlic out of the ground i still had so much dirt on them that i hosed them off. this really was a mistake. after i noticed that some of them were already starting to get mold on them it's just not a good thing to have them wet again.
so i had big box tops and extra towels to lay them out to dry and rotated them a few times. i'll be doing the same today.
as for the size of the garlic heads, most were excellent, as i had planted the largest cloves from the previous harvest. spacing them out a bit more seemed to help too. it made it much easier for weeding to have a little more room in between the plants.
picked more green and wax beans the other day and made a three bean salad (with onion).
finally checked the squash plants and saw some already full sized fruits on them. moved a few branches so they don't smother the nearby bush and to keep them out of the sunflowers.
some of my first pea plantings that were eaten by the groundhogs have sprung back and are now flowering like they should have three weeks ago. with all the rain and cooler weather perhaps they will actually bear a crop. as some were from my special select peas that i am trying to increase my seed supplies this is good news. haven't seen a groundhog in a few weeks now *knocks on wood head*. the snap peas really did not germinate well this season so a few of those growing would be nice to see too. seems like i had a hard time getting them going last year too.
other things are ready, but i'm not going to be doing much other than some digging today to get the garden around the garlic all turned and the edge weeded so that the plants don't drop seeds into the neighboring limestone pathway. if i'm smart i'll do the edge weeding first as when i get digging i tend to work until i can't do much else for a while.