You bet I did! There is nothing better than taking the 30 minutes needed for the personal pep talk - the garden awaits, work needs to be done, and there is no time like the present! So, after nearly 4 hours in the muck, the transformation is complete. Where once stood rows of dwarf tomatoes, followed by tightly packed rows of peppers and eggplant, is now a far more breathable and organized array of just peppers and eggplant. All have been repositioned, restaked, assessed, deeply watered - and they are now ready to be photographed, picked and seed saved. I do want to get a good feeding on all of the plants, since they are all primed to yield very heavily up to frost.
It is now painting time (no, no ladders today), but hopefully a bit later I will travel out to the driveway with my camera and shoot some definitive shots of some of the varieties. They are all at their most photogenic and attractive, and there are some surprises (as always). Mostly, there is some good eating out there - either roasted, grilled, sauteed, or dehydrated in preparation for making superb paprika.
The tomatoes in the big dirt garden are actually to trickle in - we've had some wonderful Cherokee Purple and Chocolate, and a few of the dwarfs as well. We've even got flowers on some late planted beans and squash and cukes. This is when it is harder to find the energy, but it must be found - there is so much more of the season to go!
Happy Sunday, all! Watch for pictures (or videos, perhaps) in the coming days.