My ankle got worse and I ended up having to go to Urgent Care. The doctor put me in a walking cast for the week because I wouldn’t be able to work with crutches, not to mention trying to get to and from work from where I park would’ve been excruciating.
The Boyfriend and I went to Cleveland to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and I’m so thankful that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has free scooter rentals; otherwise, I doubt I would have been able to go, even with being in a walking cast.
I harvested about $30 worth of tomatoes from my garden yesterday! The Boyfriend and I made Caprese salad with a few of them, and they are the brightest red and tastiest tomatoes I’ve ever seen or eaten. I don’t know how I will return to store-bought tomatoes after the season is over.
I also cut a huge 15 lb. watermelon from the vine yesterday. We will probably be cutting and eating it today.
My tomato plant isn’t doing well, and I was reading that a lot of gardeners are having trouble, too. Apparently, even though tomatoes are heat-tolerant, it’s been too hot for too long, and tomatoes and other plants like green beans and peppers aren’t growing as much as they normally would and are taking much longer to ripen. I thought it was something I was doing wrong, and I’m glad to know that’s not the reason.
I found out that I can plant a few things over the next couple of months for a Fall harvest! I lost my broccoli, basil, spinach, and carrots during my first planting, but now I’ve got a chance to try again. I’m also going to grow another head of lettuce and some more radishes.
My tomato and watermelon plants are still growing at an alarming rate! My onions should be coming out of the ground next weekend, and I might be harvesting my spinach and green beans soon as well. Sadly, I won’t have any pumpkins this year. The seedlings died, and there isn’t enough time to try growing another. I’ll have to try again next year.
Since I was in Arizona and not able to post a check-in, this check-in is for 2 weeks.
I got a lot of steps and miles walked while I was in Arizona, but I came down with some kind of a stomach bug shortly after I got back.
I did so much walking during my trip that I earned another $5 towards something on my wishlist!
My garden exploded in growth while I was gone! My tomato and watermelon plants are determined to escape the trellis, and everything but my pepper plants are flowering. I’m not sure what is taking them longer to grow, but they still look healthy so I’m going to leave them be for now.