Harvest in 100 degrees!

July 22, 2012

EggplantI know, it's 100 F degrees outside today. So you might think there is not much going on in the garden this time of year. If so...think again. In Southern regions, the veggie garden is a 12-month affair. If you planted things like eggplant, tomatillo, okra and peppers back in spring, you'll be harvesting right now....even in extreme heat.

I have some gorgeous eggplant coming on...here's a shot of what I've started harvesting. Eggplant 'Black Beauty', tomatillos and the last of the 'Indigo Rose' tomatoes. Gorgeous color, no? This eggplant variety makes a fantastic edible ornamental in the landscape. I have lots of eggplant still coming on and I'm about to be loaded down with tomatillos. I'll be roasted both first...maybe some baba ganoush with the eggplant and salsa verde with the tomatillos. YUM! What are you harvesting in your area right now?

Garden on!

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