We're not sure yet whether the 2020 garden will give us many tomatoes. Be that as it may, we will have pumpkins. The weather has been just too dry and too hot for tomatoes. Blossom-end rot seems to be occurring in pandemic proportions this year. At the same time, you wouldn't believe how many apples there are on the two trees we have left — and on the ground under them.
There are a couple of varieties of these big winter squashes out there not only growing but looking ripe already. We'll make pumpkin soup, pumpkin buns, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin enchilada sauce, and pumpkin tajines.
We had pretty good crops of several varieties of green beans in July. We've had great basil, planted in pots on the front deck where we can easily pick a few leaves to include in lunchtime dishes on the spur of the moment.
We live at the top of a hill. The soil is very dry up here unless we get soaking rains at regular intervals. Most of the water that falls from the clouds runs off pretty fast and flows down into the valley. Gardeners who live down in the river valley have an easier time of it. Our soil looked so good when it was tilled up last spring, but soil is not enough. Il faut de l'eau. There has been very little this summer. Still, maybe we'll get a lot of tomatoes in September. That would be a nice surprise.