N loves to tease me by saying "It's garden day!" But, of course, almost every day is a garden day right now. The corn is twice as tall as I am--no joke, pictures soon. Then the weeds are constantly growing anywhere they can, and tomatos are rolling in like crazy.
I let the cilantro go to seed ages ago (right); we'll see if I'm capable of harvesting coriander. Zucchinis were prolific for a while, but they've settled down. I'm thinking of doing a second season of beans and maybe lettuce since those are done. The few beans we had were delicious, but a mouse (I think) kept eating straight through the base of their stalks leaving us with long, withering stems with half-formed beans wrapped around our corn. Something also attacked our eggplant, but I don't know what. We've only had one blossom, and then it was silently gone.
A few lessons for next year: I want a tomato that's good for drying (I adore oil-soaked sun-dried tomatoes), and currant tomatoes are too tiny. Yellow pear tomatoes are fun, but I think we'd be better off with a good red cherry tomato. The Halliday's beefsteak tomatoes are a keeper, though. Delicious, easy, and I'm betting that they're good for salsas and canning because they are relatively low on seeds. The are kind of pinkish, though, but I think most good tomatoes are.
Below: one day's harvest. Then below that: a harvest of tomatoes the very next day.