The third month of summer has come. The weather is fine, there is sun and rain, the wind is warm. Everything favors the harvest of vegetables and berries. I started picking black and red currants. The blackcurrant did not fully ripen; a few unripe berries remain on the clusters. I think for now to leave unripe ones on the bushes, later I will collect the remaining black currants to make compote or jelly.
Redcurrants hang beautifully on the branches. It's a pleasure to collect berries, only empty racemes cannot be left so they will rot.
The squash has grown too big this summer. Probably because of the heat. Although I did not water them often. What to do with them now? I will most likely clean them from seeds, peel, cut into small pieces and freeze them for the winter. So they last longer. What do you do with the big zucchini or squash?
Tomatoes turn red little by little. There are quite large tomatoes, there are also small ones. I will first collect the large ones and hope that the small ones will grow up and turn red. They are sweet!
Peppers can already be used in fresh salad and eggplants also can be fried and baked. Japanese eggplants have been planted in the greenhouse for the second year and I am happy with them. They ripen quickly, long and dense. The peel has no bitterness and is thin; you can eat it with the peel. If there are a lot of eggplants, I want to cut them into slices and freeze for the winter.
Here are more photos of my garden in August:
Hope the weather will be favorable for vegetables, berries and flowers in August. If the nights are not cold, there will be a good harvest of vegetables. I want to preserve my harvest as much as possible for the winter.
Happy August, friends. Enjoy summer days!