The harvests are finally looking decidedly summery. A tray full of tomatoes, including Gigantesque on the left, a couple of Chocolate Stripes and some Ananas Noir next to that, a pile of Aunt Ruby's Not Green and Galinas cherry tomatoes, and a few Katja. The Chocolate Stripes are the best tasting tomatoes so far this summer.
The Ananas Noir and Aunt Ruby's are very pretty when sliced open.
Andine Cornue paste tomatoes and Pimento de Padron Peppers. I'm not getting enough paste tomatoes at any one time to bother with canning them so they are going into the freezer whole. I am really feeling very lazy about canning and preserving right now. I harvested a lot of green beans last week but managed to avoid blanching and freezing them by taking them to a family function this weekend and giving them away.
Zucchini with blossoms, one of the first Suyo Long cucumbers (very sweet), and a sprig of basil.
Here's what happens when I don't get around to picking zucchini for a couple of days.
And a zucchini that grew under the main stem, out of sight until it got to be overgrown and crazily distorted.
I'm having problems with some sort of fungus that is killing some stems on my tomato plants. I had to harvest a bunch of green tomatoes off the Katja plant, a number of which I used to make a green tomato spice cake (good but not outstanding).
We actually have a heat wave starting so perhaps that will give a boost to the tomato and pepper harvests this coming week. And look for some eggplant in the coming week's totals as well. Whoopee, it looks like summer has come at last!
The totals below are for 2 weeks since I didn't have time to post for Harvest Monday last week.
Garafal Oro romano beans - 7 lb., 14 oz
Piracicaba broccoli - 2 lb.
Capers - 2.75 oz.
Suyo Long cucumbers - 4 lb., 15.25 oz.
Butterhead lettuce - 13.5 oz.
Donkey Ears pepper - .75 oz.
Madrid Bell Sweet pepper - 2.5 oz.
Pimento de Padron peppers - 5 oz.
Strawberries - 1 lb., 12.25 oz.
Ananas Noir tomatoes - 2 lb., 7.5 oz.
Andine Cornue tomatoes - 4 lb.
Aunt Ruby's cherry tomatoes - 1 lb., 10.75 oz.
Chocolate Stripes tomatoes - 3 lb., 5.25 oz.
Galinas cherry tomatoes - 9.25 oz.
Gigantesque tomatoes - 2 lb., .75 oz.
Katja tomatoes - 6 lb., 13.25 oz.
Katja tomatoes (green) - 3 lb., 5.25 oz.
Zucchini - 7 lb., 13 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 6.25 oz.
Total for 2 weeks - 50 lb., 12.75 oz.
Total for the year - 388 lb. 1.5 oz.
You can find more Harvest Monday posts at Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there for a eyeful of wonderful home grown produce.