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Well the strange weather here in Seattle keeps getting stranger. Typically we have a “drought” from mid July to early Sept. Not so this year. On my birthday yesterday, we had rain, thunder and lightning! Typical for the South but pretty rare for here. And this weather is not heling the powdery mildew that is enveloping my squash and zucchini. I am afraid it will kill my winter squash before it is ready. Darn.

My tomatoes and peppers just need some hot weather to push them to ripe. I have picked about 5 cherry tomatoes so far – they were good but I want more! Sugar snaps are still producing. Second crop just might make it too. We dug up most of the carrots to make room for winter veggies. They are so so yummy! I am impressed. Four of the beets were ready – my husband roasted them for us last night along with a salad made of beet greens – yum! The broccoli seems to be doing quite well and looks almost ready. And fianlly there have been more strawberries – although they are all quite tiny. And I think I have some cukes ready – just need to read up on when to pull. The tiny chard starts I planted in the late spring are now growing! Amazing – they acted dormant and are now taking off. I suspect they will be perfect for fall! Chard and collards are a bit bitter now but can still hide in a smoothie.

That is all for now!

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Carrots, zucchini, snap peas, beets and two teeny strawberries (the only ones not yet eaten!)

Carrots, zucchini, snap peas, beets and two teeny strawberries (the only ones not yet eaten!)

garden bounty

garden bounty

carrots and beets

carrots and beets

purple jalapenos and orange bell peppers

purple jalapenos and orange bell peppers

cherry tomatoes on vine and garden bed

cherry tomatoes on vine and garden bed

the garden

the garden

tomatoes, kale, collards, buttercup squash, squash, zucchini

tomatoes, kale, collards, buttercup squash, squash, zucchini

tying up the buttercup squash but yuck powdery mildew

tying up the buttercup squash but yuck powdery mildew

zucchini, broccoli and hiding strawberries

zucchini, broccoli and hiding strawberries

the garden

the garden

tomatoes

tomatoes

the first red tomatoes! (Chadwick Cherry)

the first red tomatoes! (Chadwick Cherry) & cuke in the background!

the sad basil

the sad basil

my first Black Krim!

my first Black Krim!

tomatillos, thessaloniki, siberian red and peppers

tomatillos, thessaloniki, siberian red and peppers

determinate tomatoes - all cherries

determinate tomatoes - all cherries

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