Yesterday was another 90+ degree day here in Maryland. I spent all day out in the garden weeding. The ground was so dry it was brittle. I had to water the garden several times during my weeding so I could pull the weeds out of the earth!
I was out there in the garden so long I listened to an entire book on my iPod - Choke by Stuart Woods. I've been listening to many Stuart Woods books lately.
I listen to A LOT of books on my iPod - I work in Washington DC, so I sit in traffic for at least 2 hours a day. Recently I've been listening to books I download from the local library.
I got a nice sunburn on my back and shoulders from being outside in the sun all day. But I love the sun, and enjoyed the heat, so I'm not complaining.
After a full day of weeding, I'm still not done! I'll have to try to finish in the evenings this week...
I harvested quite a bit of green beans. The Derby Garden bean plants seemed to produce the most beans so far.
The squash, cantaloupes and cucumber have lots of flowers, but only one small squash and a few small cukes were starting to grow.
A few tomatoes are starting to appear. The plants look dry.
The carrots are growing fine, but are small.
It appears a critter has enjoyed most of my sugar snap peas, much to my regret. They didn't bother the plants much, but ate all the peas! We're going to have to put a better fence around the garden!
Possibly it was a rabbit (we've seen one out in front of the house recently) or a woodchuck (Gordita the woodchuck lives in our backyard, and a male woodchuck visits very often).
While I was weeding the garden I dug up these odd, white, soft, seeds. They appeared to be buried under grass and other weeds in the soft, moist dirt at the edge of the garden. At first I thought they were some sort of egg because they were soft (like a snake or turtle egg), but they have roots, which make me think they are a seed of some sort.
Any ideas? I tried to research them online, but had no luck.
I also dug up a little piece of history ~
It's some sort of old iron tool. It appears to be broken.
This property had a farm on it from the 1700's through the 1900's. We are always turning up some pieces of history, although we don't always know what they are!