I’ve done a little harvesting and a little garden clean up this week. The tomatoes are slowing down a bit…except for those Juliets! I can’t say they are my favorite! They are good for Bruschetta but not for plain eating!
Thanks to Daphne at Daphne’s Dandelions for hosting Harvest Monday!
Here I have some Big Boy Tomatoes, the first small Ambrosia melon, Juliets, Cherry tomatoes, and a couple Royal Burgundy Beans.
An 8 Ball Zucchini below. I decided to leave that one plant out there because it still seems to be producing, despite the SVB damage it has suffered. It has another one or two on it out there right now. The Lemon Cucumbers are starting to pick up now too. Last year I had more than enough American Genuine and the Lemon cucumbers were barely producing. This year I am getting more Lemon Cucumbers than American Genuine and the AG’s look terrible! There is some Basil and a couple tiny carrots in the pile too!
Went out for some onions last minute to add to a meal. Yes they are puny, but they still work!
A nice harvest on this day. A bunch of beans, onions, the first Habanero, juliet’s, cherry tomatoes, and carrots. The longer skinnier carrots are the Sweet Treat Hybrid and the shorter fatter ones are the Petite and sweet. Dh says that the short fat ones are better tasting. Too bad I just planted more of the skinny ones and less of the fat ones! It’s funny that when he took them to eat at work, someone had no idea what they were. How easy everything is nowadays that we can have our carrots, washed, cut, peeled and bagged for us to the point that we don’t even know what one looks like when it is first harvested!
The next day I picked the second Habanero and a Lemon Cucumber.
The habaneros and a bunch of tomatoes from the last couple of weeks went into 2 Quarts of Peach Habanero Salsa. The verdict is….it needs something. He doesn’t know what, but it needs something. Maybe more sweetness. Guess we will have to try again. We will have plenty of Habaneros.
Here, another quart of beans, a quart of basil leaves, Lots of Juliets! 2 AG cucumbers, Lemon Cucumber, Prudens Purple, Rugers, and Cherry tomatoes.
Today, I went out DETERMINED to pick the first Sugar Pumpkin. It is practically all orange with a few green veins on the bottom. But, I reluctantly decided to leave it on until they were gone! :(
So, I trimmed up the Oregano BUSH! Ha! More Juliets! A Rutgers and a very tiny Prudens Purple! And, another Habanero, that sadly has a hole eaten out of the bottom! I will still use it! Wonder what in the world could have handled eating that kind of heat!
My Gloxinia is blooming! Beautiful! I love it! I cannot believe this thing has not died! Every time I thought it had, I kept it anyways and just kept finding new spots for it to see if it would come back! Sure enough! I just need to not water this thing!
Yesterday, I cleaned out the bean box! I pulled a bunch of them. The ones in the middle were just plain done for. I tried to just trim up the Royal Burgundy and a couple of Providor Beans. And I trimmed up the Basil plants as well. They made it surprisingly! Even after being buried in all those Beans! Now that they have a little light maybe they will take off!
DH found this little critter roaming around the front yard! Don’t know where it could have come from, there are not tomatoes or anything up there. I assume it is a kind of tomato worm. Maybe something else? He didn’t make it long…
2010 Harvest Totals