All summer, I have been lamenting my pitifully performing vegetable gardens. Today, for the first time since our return from "vacation," (the quotes will be explained in a subsequent post!) I investigated what was going on with the green beans. These lovely, forgiving plants had, in our absence, produced an enormous crop of green beans. They are a bit over-mature since we were gone for so long, which probably means I will have to cook the heck out of them, but I don't care. Because finally, FINALLY, I grew something which we can eat.
Incidentally, all four of the tomato plants have tons of flowers and unripe fruit. So it turns out that I was lamenting all my non-producing vegetables, when really I just didn't wait long enough. Next year, I'll plant a week or two earlier, and also be sure to include some early-producing vegetables (peas, I think?) so that I can enjoy those instead of obsessing over what isn't happening.