Monday, 31 July 2017
Harvest Monday: July 31, 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.
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Your investment in a greenhouse sure seems to be paying off, ripe peppers already! Sometimes the Tromboncio squash will form a nice fat neck even when it doesn't get pollinated, the bulb only forms when the flowers get properly pollinated. The first ones from my plants are usually like that.ReplyDelete
Ahh, thanks for the info, this was indeed the first one. Great to know!Delete
I'm still waiting on ripe peppers here, and yours obviously are liking the greenhouse conditions. Your tromboncino sounds like it will be as prolific as mine. It had me scrambling for recipe ideas, though it works most places zucchini does. Let me know how the toodles work out!ReplyDelete
Don't forget Trombonccino make great winter squash and will last all winter in a cool dry place. Lovely peppers.ReplyDelete
I actually did not know that Mary, so if I get overloaded with summer squash, just keep them going for winter! Excellent advice.Delete
Beans, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini - summer is here! Gotta love tromboncino - you can't go wrong with it. Even if you let it get pretty big, it's still delicious.ReplyDelete
Beautiful looking HHW peppers there!ReplyDelete