So - armed with our bevvy of bags, Sue and I did our usual Farmers Market process...start midway, walk the entire produce section to get a sense of what's looking good and reasonably priced - then start emptying pockets of $$$ and filling bags with goodies. We came home today with kale, pointy headed cabbage, German Johnson tomatoes, seedless cukes, scallion, green beans, potatoes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, corn, and a very important non-produce item - pecan chocolate chip cookies.
On the way home for our usual Trader Joe run we added a cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, bananas, sweet peppers, a mango and a pineapple. Mission accomplished - the refrigerator is full, the counter top is full - and we are armed and ready for a week of daily fruit breaks, fruit freezing, jam making, and lunch and dinner salads and vegetables.
Before we headed off to the market I dashed around the border of the driveway garden and hit all of the big pots and grow bags with a good drink. Upon arrival back at home, the indeterminate tomato plants that are not along the edge spoke to me with their wilting - so they got a good drink as well. I am soon off to finish the job and water everything that we have growing. I am always most concerned with the tomato plants - they are the most aggressive growers and the most prone to having issues if they are allowed to dry out too completely (fruit forming on the plants will be sure to start showing blossom end rot).
My final observation of the morning - the groundhog continues to both avoid the trap, and munch on the emerging tops of our bush beans. Two neighbors reported seeing a nice little family of groundhogs nearby.....the only way for little groundhogs to become big ones is to eat. And that's bad news for the neighborhood gardens. Here's wishing they find the peanut butter and bread in the trap to their liking soon!