Monday, 14 August 2017
OK well lots of things going on this week, although nothing new ... except garlic I guess. The garlic was harvested weeks ago and has finally been dried and cleaned up for storage.
But back to the main events! Tomatoes, potatoes, cukes, zukes and lots of peppers! Plus cabbage. Busy day so I'm just showing some pics and will catch up on details later. Looking forward to seeing what other gardeners are doing this week through Harvest Monday hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.
Monday, 7 August 2017
Thanks to the greenhouse, I've got a whack of cherry tomatoes! These are Hahms Gelbe ... a dwarf determinate variety. I have three plants, all of which are very productive.
And Mountain Princess tomatoes are ripening well also.
A first this week ... cukes!
Some old and some new ... the 8-ball zucchini is another first. Still have these Tromboncino that aren't quite forming properly.
And the first carrots!
And here's a surprise repeat ... I don't normally harvest rhubarb this late in the year but there is so much of it still with this cool, wet summer we are having. So another 5 pounds of rhubarb went into the freezer this weekend. Also beans ...
And let's see what other gardeners around the world are doing this week by popping over to Harvest Monday hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres!
Monday, 31 July 2017
Despite some minor flooding again early last week, we have had a fair amount of sunshine and some new crops are kicking in! Well, one new vegetable at least - the Tromboncino squash above. I managed to grow a couple of these last year but didn't have much experience before the squash bugs destroyed the plant. This year I appear to have close to a dozen already on their way. I thought I had harvested this one too early but then I know that they all seem to start right away with the bulb on one end - not sure why this one didn't seem to form properly?
And a "newish" old crop in the form of the overwintered radicchio (below). It was starting to bolt and wasn't fully mature for the usual beautiful colours of the Palla Rossa Bella Radicchio. Nevertheless, it was quite tasty in a pasta dish.
And more beans and cherry tomatoes.
I made a quick pickle with the Hungarian Hot Wax peppers I've been collecting in the greenhouse. I also finally decided to pickle some garlic scapes which were still sitting in the fridge (I still have to clean up my garlic harvest, should be able to post that next week, pathetic as it is).
I suspect the variety will start improving as the summer veggies are finally kicking in. I'm looking forward to seeing what other gardeners are doing this week, so will be popping by Our Happy Acres for the Harvest Monday collection.