With kids getting out a school and the garden going full blast i've been very busy keeping everything on my full plate. I have been doing double working in the garden and working to eat everything from the garden. I've taken lots more pictures though so I should have some consistent updates coming soon.
Below is a picture of my green bean patch. My beans were producing so quickly I had to pick handfuls every 2 days to make sure they wouldn't get too big. When you notice your green beans starting to flower this is when you should start looking out for your little beans to appear. Once you see some of adequate size start picking. You'll want to check on them every few days because you will be surprised at how fast new large beans will be there waiting to be picked. Green beans take a little effort to pick because your looking for a green bean on a green plant, but don't be shy nudge that plant around to find all the delicious beans. Sometimes they like to hide near the base of the plant. They are wonderfully delicious just take them inside and give them a rinse and enjoy!
I've have already blown through my first crop and below is where I have pulled them up and replanted. My second crop is already up and beginning to produce you can see them in the right corner.
Holy tomatoes! I have A LOT of tomatoes. It's not a bad problem to have. This is a pick I did and then a few days later had to pick again! That lonely little green one in the front was an accidently got picked casualty. You tomato plants might need a little care at this point. Some of mine have started to slow producing and the plant dies back a little. You'll find lots of brown and yellow dried up branchs especially near the bottom. I like to go through and trim these off, it looks unsightly and it makes picking tomatoes a little difficult. So I would suggest a little trimming.