Monday, August 2, 2010
Harvest Monday - August 2, 2010
The harvests for the last week have been a little of this and a little of that which actually added up to quite a nice harvest for the week. There's one of them shown above, a few Gigantesque tomatoes on the left, some Aunt Ruby's German cherry tomatoes (which should be green), a few Galinas cherry tomatoes, a couple of Katja tomatoes, and some zucchini. The zucchini plants have put out side shoots that are producing the smaller zucchinis, the main stems are still producing one big zucchini about every other day on each plant.
I'm losing one of the main branches on the Katja tomato plant to some sort of fungal infection so it doesn't look like I'll be harvesting a lot of those for the rest of the season. I just hope that the entire plant doesn't die, I like this tomato.
A few things didn't get weighed this week and aren't in the totals below, some strawberries and the first green Guyana peppers that I roasted and put into some roasted tomato salsa. I liked the flavor of the Guyana pepper, even though it was green, and it had a nice medium heat level that was just right for me.
I picked the first small eggplants last week, they weren't very impressive looking so they didn't get their own camera shoot. This weekend a vole started to tunnel around the eggplants, disturbing the roots and trimming off the lower branches, it's so infuriating, just when the plants start to produce the first runty little (but still tasty) fruits they come under attack by another stupid rodent. Grrrr.....
And I picked the first Topepo Rosso peppers over the weekend. I was going to roast them and make my husband's favorite pepper salad, but I got so distracted and wound up over those stupid voles and the rats and rodents in general that I didn't get around to it. Tonight, I promise honey. (The man is a saint, I came in raging from the garden and he presents me with a glass of wine and a big hug and a sympathetic ear - he's a keeper). Ah, but I did make him his favorite stuffed zucchini blossoms the other night and I'll be posting the recipe later this week.
So here's the totals for the last week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 1 lb., 10 oz.
Capers - 4.75 oz.
Chamomile - .75 oz.
Diamond eggplant - 8.5 oz.
Malaysian eggplant - 3.25 oz.
Butterhead lettuce - 8.25 oz.
Cimarron lettuce - 1 lb., 7 oz.
Cuerno de Cabra peppers - 2.5 oz.
Padron peppers - 5 oz.
Topepo Rosso peppers - 8 oz.
Mara des Bois strawberries - 1.75 oz.
Seascape Strawberries - 3.25 oz.
Aunt Ruby's cherry tomatoes - 8 oz.
Galinas cherry tomatoes - 1.25 oz.
Gigantesque tomatoes - 2 lb., 12.5 oz.
Katja tomatoes - 3 lb., 6 oz.
Zucchini - 2 lb., 5.25 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 9.75 oz.
The total (that I got around to weighing) for the week - 15 lb., 9.75 oz.
The total for the year - 315 lb., 12 oz.
Eggs last week - 7 (what's up with that girls?)
There are lots more harvests to ogle and inspire over at Daphne's Dandelions, the home of Harvest Monday.