For me, that day was July 30th. I turned this:
|Celery, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, tomatoes, okra and cabbage|
|Yummy vegetable soup|
The next day, I turned this:
|Yellow, green and red tomatoes, a green pepper and red onion.|
This is the time of year when the garden starts producing enough to eat for most meals - and soon, will start producing enough to start preserving. In fact, the bowlful of paste tomatoes I picked yesterday have a date with some onions, garlic and celery, and will soon be magically turned into the first pot of sauce. The hot peppers are coming on strong, and will be roasted and picked and dried. The onions are ready to pull and cure, the first bed of potatoes is ready to be completely harvested - and replanted with fall crops.
This is the busy season in the garden, but the results make it all worth while!