The harvests are starting to look a little more summery around here. I picked the first eggplants, a couple of Orient Express and three Diamond. I pulled off all the runty Shishito peppers that had set without forming any seeds and a few that were more normal. The thinnings of the Dorato di Asti celery went into one of my lunch salads so I weighed them and added them to the totals
I managed to keep the rats out of the cucumbers long enough to get to harvest one of the Tasty Green Japanese cucumbers, although one of them did manage to take a nibble out of the stem end. But I got the rest of it and it was tasty! I've been wrapping the cucumber plants in row cover at night and that seems to be keeping the rat damage to a minimum now. The boogers were eating the cucumbers as soon as the female blossoms opened.
Here's the last of the Garden Babies butterhead lettuces and one bolting head of Sweetie Baby romaine, the romaine stays sweet even when it starts to bolt. Oh, and there's some zucchini and their blossoms in there as well.
Here's the harvest totals for the past week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 8 oz.
Capers - .7 oz.
Dorato di Asti celery thinnings - .4 oz.
Tasty Green cucumber - 6 oz.
Diamond eggplant - 5.1 oz.
Orient Express eggplant - 5.5 oz.
Garden Babies butterhead lettuce - 10.1 oz.
Sweetie Baby Romaine lettuce - 3.4 oz.
Oregon Giant snow peas - 1.9 oz. (the final picking at last!)
Pimento de Padron peppers - 11.1 oz.
Shishito peppers - 5.4 oz.
Zucchini - 2 lb., .6 oz.
Zucchini blossoms - 4 oz.
The total harvests for the week were - 5 lb., 14.2 oz.
The total harvests for the year have been - 248 lb., 5.4 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.
Oh, and this doesn't exactly count as a harvest, but I was able to cull 14 individuals from the local rat population in the last week. That's exactly half the count from the week before. Are there fewer out there or are they just getting smarter?