The highlight last week was the eggplant harvests. This delightful basketful of eggplant weighed in at 10 pounds. It was all harvested on Saturday so I'll be working my way through it in the coming days.
Lets check out the details.
|Sicilian (both from the same plant)|
|Golden, Baby Ball, Chioggia|
It was more of a softball and in spite of its girth it turned out to be non-fibrous and sweet and made another great batch of Ottolenghi's Beet Puree with Za'atar (the recipe can be found on Food & Wine Magazine's website).
|"Baby" Ball beet|
The last of the French Gold filet beans and Spanish Musica beans are trickling in and the first of the Emerite filet beans and Australian Butter beans are also trickling in which turns out to be a nice steady supple of beans.
|Liebesapfel and Alcalde peppers|
Tortarello Abruzzese (fuzzy) and Garden Oasis cucumbers
|Alcalde nose and ears|
The one that got away. There's always at least one every year. Don't ask me what it weighed, it's not in the tally and it never made it past the compost bin.
Yeah, the cucumbers are definitely trying to keep up with the zucchini. The Pimento de Padrons are being rather modest producers though, it took a week to gather enough for a good bowlful.
Sheesh, I did harvest a lot of cucumbers. And the Emerite and Australian Butter bean production is picking up also.
My one Fiaschetto plum tomato plant turned out to be a modest producer, this is the bulk of the tomatoes from the plant. It probably won't produce a lot more, the plant is definitely growing as a determinate type this year, in past years it tended to be more semi-determinate. It figures that the year that I decide to grow only one plant that it turns out a modest harvest.
|Jaune Flamme, Martian Giant (hah!), Nyagous, Galinas, Isis Candy, Green Grape, Chianti Rose|
|The first Potiron Ecarlate tomato is the pleated one up on the right.|
Casados Native peppers
|Casados Native (L) and Zia Pueblo (R) peppers|
Can't complain too much about the weather, although the last couple of nights have been a bit chilly.
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Australian Butter beans - 4.2 oz.
Emerite filet beans - 1 lb., 2.3 oz.
French Gold filet beans - 4.1 oz.
Spanish Musica beans - 15.5 oz.
Baby Ball beets - 2 lb., 10.4 oz (no greens)
Chioggia beets - 10.2 oz. (no greens)
Golden beets - 2 lb., 9.1 oz. (no greens)
Di Ciccio broccoli - 15.4 oz.
Garden Oasis cucumbers - 3 lb., 9.9 oz.
Green Fingers Persian cucumbers - 12.9 oz.
Tasty Green Japanese cucumbers - 7.1 oz.
Tortarello Abruzzese cucumbers - 2 lb., 1.2 oz.
Bonica eggplant - 2 lb., .4 oz.
Salangana eggplant - 7 lb., 4.1 oz.
Sicilian eggplant - 2 lb., 13.8 oz.
Red Janice garlic - 1.7 oz.
Alcalde peppers - 6.4 oz.
Casados Native peppers - 10.3 oz.
Liebesapfel peppers - 10.9 oz.
Melrose peppers - 5 oz.
Pimento de Padron peppers - 12.6 oz.
Zia Pueblo peppers - 4.8 oz.
Chianti Rose tomatoes - 1 lb., 11 oz.
Fiaschetto tomatoes - 2 lb., 6.4 oz.
Galinas cherry tomatoes - 2.2 oz.
Green Grape cherry tomatoes - 14 oz.
Isis Candy cherry tomatoes - 13.7 oz.
Jaune Flamme tomatoes - 2 lb., 1.4 oz.
Martian Giant tomatoes - 3 lb., 1.6 oz.
Nyagous tomatoes - 1 lb., 14.6 oz.
Potiron Ecarlate tomato - 6.8 oz.
Orotlano di Faenza zucchini - 1 lb., 6.8 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 4 lb., 9.2 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 51 lb., 4.8 oz.
Which brings the harvest totals for the year up to - 467 lb., 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.