Monday, September 3, 2012

Good Harvest Monday!

Join many gardeners sharing their harvests from this week at Daphne's Dandelions!

The Dragon Tongue beans are still coming in strong, I have plenty more this week to be frozen. Raspberries are still doing well. I am afraid that my kids are getting tired of the raspberries and cherry tomatoes though. I have given away two boxes of cherry tomatoes and it is looking like there might be more!

The small sweet pepper plants are looking quite sick. They might not be around much longer sadly, because these are a favorite of my kids! Great for packing in lunches!

The first Cherokee Purple of my season! Yay! That would be the first tomato other than an Early Girl or cherry tomato for me! In September!

Needed a little lettuce for some BLT's, I have one head out there. It has been so hot and dry I can't get any going!

A few carrots. My daughter says the orange ones are much better than the red ones. They get bitter after chewing on them a minute. Definitely need some cooler weather for some sweetness!

My first "Great White"! This is the one I thought this was going to be a Brandywine, I didn't know the Great White got this big, so when it started turning lighter instead of more red I looked it up. I guess "great" should have given it away!  This big boy is 1 lb, 3 1/4 oz. And there are several more out there that hopefully will make it before frost.

I also have an unknown tomato plant growing out there. The tomatoes are smaller than the Early girl and bigger than Cherry. The one in the front center. The only tomato I had last year that size may have been the Stupice, but it was in a different bed. It is definitely not a Celebrity which was in the bed this came out of.
This has been a much better week for tomatoes! I planted very late, and I expected this, so I am happy to be getting some finally after looking at everyone else's loads of tomatoes and being super jealous. I will NOT get behind next year!
Happy Harvesting!


  1. Hurrah for the arrival of the tomato harvests! We are getting an occassional ripe tomato (have been for a long while now), but the main crop is still very green right now. Not late with them, but our July was quite cool which caused blossom drop and so the flush of tomatoes was shifted out a full month - bad news for a growing region that is not known for it's warmth and often has cloudy/overcast conditions. (sigh) Oh well, we will take what we can get. :D

  2. That is a great looking harvest! Jealous of those raspberries! My favorite all time fruit.

  3. Isn't it funny that we all say "next year"! You have a nice variety of harvest. Wish we were still getting that many raspberries! Never too many. What we don't eat I freeze for pies or just in containers to add a little sugar either then or later to eat with a sandwich. Even tho you don't have much lettuce growing it sure looks good what you picked! Nancy

  4. I'll bet your glad to see some tomatoes. Ours are finally really coming on this week too.

    I'll bet that mystery tomato really is a Celebrity. Celebrity's are a hybrid and they aren't at all stable. Usually the second generation of a Celebrity is just a large cherry tomato. So I'll bet you had some fruit leave behind some seeds last year and that's what you got.

  5. It's hard to believe that anyone could get tired of home grown raspberries! I wish I could grow enough for that to happen. I'm just getting the first tomatoes also, they are always late here though, It doesn't seem to matter when I plant them, September is the first real harvest.

  6. Is it possible to get sick of cherry tomatoes or raspberries? Do you freeze the raspberries? My kids love eating frozen raspberries and I have to admit to being rather partial to them myself.

  7. Congratulations on the arrival of the slicers. Cherokee Purple is one of my favorites. I find most of my volunteers come from the compost I make. I guess it doesn't really get hot enough to kill all the seeds.

  8. Very nice harvest! Congrats on first CP tomato and the Great White. Love the raspberries and carrots too.