Who doesn't love homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes? I just picked my first red ones this week, the big ones, that is. I've been getting small cherry tomatoes for a while now for salads.
I've been researching planting for fall gardening here in Louisiana, and I've learned that it's possible to start plants now for a fall harvest! And, I learned that tomato cuttings will root themselves and grow a new plant. So I'm giving that a try this year.
I set up another 4x4 foot square garden box and started filling it with compost and garden soil. I'm going to put more zucchini in it, for a fall harvest. That new box makes four 4x4 raised bed boxes I have now. Each year I expand the garden just a little!
Last weekend I made bread and butter pickles with homegrown cucumbers, and 1/2 pint jars of yellow banana pepper pickles. They're in the refrigerator, pickling away!
I like this time of year. And maybe by fall, I'll still be picking tomatoes and cucumbers in the shortening days before the first frost.