These are Sugarsnax carrots. I've got one small patch of them left in the garden and I've been pulling a few of them at a time as I want them. It sure surprised me when I pulled a foot long carrot! There's something extremely satisfying about pulling a root like that out of the soil, it's like unearthing buried treasure. Harvesting carrots is like playing the slots, the next pull is going to be a big one, oh no, another wonky one, the next one....
My husband, whom I'll just call the carrot thief for now, said it was delicious. Can you believe it, I have to hide my carrots if I want to get a taste. The carrot thief is addicted. He takes two or three or four carrots in his lunch every day. I pulled that bunch one day and the next day when I went to use them the trophy carrot was gone. At least he could have taken the wonky roots and left me the big one. But nooo, I can just imagine his glee when he spotted that ONE. Hmm, gotta find a new hiding spot for my carrots. I guess the garden is the best place, but I like my carrots cold and crisp, I guess an ice water bath will have to do.
Anyway, even though there are no photos of zucchini that doesn't mean I didn't harvest any, as well as some of the other usual suspects. Nothing new. It's getting a bit boring in the garden right now. I have been trying new zucchini recipes though, check out my Zucchini Hummus, it's good!
Thank goodness the weather has cooled off, the natural air conditioning (aka fog) has been turned on HIGH. One of the major benefits of the cooler weather is that it has slowed the zucchini harvest down. What I don't like though are those nighttime lows that dip down into the 40's. Brrr, the tomatoes are shivering.
Runner green beans (Moonlight and St. George) - 7.2 oz.
Di Ciccio broccoli - 5.4 oz.
Purple Peacock broccoli - 2.6 oz.
Garden Oasis cucumbers - 6.4 oz.
Tasty Green Japanese cucumber - 3.1 oz.
Tortarello Abruzzese cucumbers - 14.5 oz.
Red Janice garlic - .7 oz.
Ortolano di Faenza zucchini - 1 lb., 4.5 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 4 lb., 5.2 oz.
The total harvests for the past week came to - 8 lb., 12.2 oz.
Which brings the total harvests for the year (corrected for a spread sheet error) up to - 225 lb., 2.6 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers from around the world have been harvesting lately.