This is my submission to Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres. Despite my earlier efforts at managing the squash bug population, they are now too many to keep up with. At this point, I'm just taking what I can get and some things are going to be harvested early so I can get the vines cleaned up.
The large pumpkin on the right is a Dickinson. It should be a bit darker in colour, but the bugs particularly liked that plant. The rest of the lot includes two Marina di Chioggia, three Long Island Cheese pumpkins, two small spaghetti squash, 1 acorn squash, 5 Sweet Dumpling squash and a Cinderella pumpkin.
And more peppers ... these are all King of the North. The small ones were from container plants in the greenhouse and those two big ones are from one of several plants I put into hay bales outside.
|King of the North peppers|
|1 Xanthia pepper, rest are Gypsy|
And San Marzano plum tomatoes. These went into a batch of salsa.
I also have harvested a few side shoots of broccoli and one kohlrabi - or at least one that I could eat. The remaining kohlrabi came out very woody and went into the compost ...
I look forward to seeing what other gardeners are doing this week!