It's Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne at Daphne's Dandelions, time to report on what came out of the garden in the previous week. This was Tomato Week in my garden, likely the peak of the 2009 harvest. I decided to weigh each box of tomatoes, just out of curiosity.
17 pounds of Gigantesque (misspelled in previous posts because of a typo on the seed packet).
16 pounds of Aunt Ruby's German Green
20 pounds of Blue Beech Paste, plus a few more not photographed.
About 5 pounds of Chocolate Stripes. This tomato has only ok flavor but I'm not going to pass judgment on it since the plant really suffered this year and I don't think it is showing its true potential. I'll try it again next year.
Palace King cucumbers and Pimento de Padron peppers.
15 pounds of Caspian Pink and Hillbilly.
9 pounds of Isis Candy, Galinas, and Black cherry tomatoes.
6 pounds of Paul Robeson. This is usually one of my absolute favorite tomatoes, but this year the plant suffered, the foliage died, the tomatoes got sunburned and didn't size up well. I rescued what I could and turned it into puree which ended up tasting pretty good.
15 pounds of Todd County Amish and Black Sea Man.
Thursday: a couple pounds of Diamond Eggplant. This was made into Imam Bayildi - Eggplant stuffed with a tomatoey onion filling - heavenly!
And I've been collecting ripe caper berries from my pink flowering Caper bush for seed saving.
Also harvested but not photographed this week was a couple more pounds of Diamond eggplant (made Caponata with most of that) and another picking of Pimento de Padrons and a few more cucumbers.
And, I forgot to mention when I originally put this post up, a huge bunch of Piracicaba broccoli.
So, the grand total tomato harvest this week...
Rain is on the way today, an unusually big storm for this time of year, so I have to get outside and pick MORE tomatoes.
Join in the harvest fun and head on over to Daphne's Dandelions to report on your own harvest and see what other gardeners are harvesting also.