I was complaining last week that my harvests weren't looking as seasonal as they might, considering the lack of solanums in my harvest baskets and that it is well into summer. How about this harvest, there's a few tomatoes and peppers, along with some beans and cucumbers - pretty summery! The Jaune Flamme and Sweet Gold tomatoes continue to trickle in, Dave helped me to harvest another small basket of the Sweet Gold this weekend that didn't get photographed and he also harvested a Salangana eggplant that was out of my reach, but that didn't get photographed either. That's the final harvest of Royal Burgundy and Slenderette beans, I removed the plants last week.
The Musica and Golden Gate beans reached their peak last week, but it looks like they will probably put out a second round.
And the Romanesco zucchini continues to produce...
and produce. And there was at least one zucchini harvest that didn't get photographed. The Padron peppers are in need of regular harvesting now. The cucumbers come in at a nice comfortable pace.
And then there was the cauliflower that almost got away. This one got to be a little big as it lay hidden in it's cloak of leaves. I couldn't believe the size when I finally harvested it and trimmed away the leaves - 5 pounds (2.3 kg.)! There was also one last cauliflower that was ready to harvest last week (not photographed) that came in at less than half the size of its jumbo sibling. Junior cauliflower was baked in a cheese sauce the other night, big brother awaits some cooking inspiration. Dave requested a cream of cauliflower soup - so unlike him, he usually politely slurps a bowl of creamed soup if I present it to him and then the leftovers are mine.
The broccoli side shoot harvest is slowing down to a manageable pace.
I finally got around to photographing most of one of the weekly harvests of the cutting greens, these are baby Portuguese Dairyman's kale, Purple Pac Choi, and Ruby Streaks mizuna.
And Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage. I braised all these greens together with some sweet Italian sausage from Cowboy Sausage, good stuff! The harvest of Speedy Arugula didn't get photographed.
I finally got around to trimming and tallying the Spanish Roja garlic, here's a shot of a representative head. Nearly all the heads developed two little side heads, one on either side of the main head. I'm going to have to use up the Spanish Roja quickly, the heads don't have great outer wrappers because of those little side heads.
Here's the harvests for the past week:
Speedy Arugula - 6.9 oz.
Golden Gate beans - 1 lb., 8.5 oz.
Musica beans - 2 lb., 13.4 oz.
Royal Burgundy beans - 9.4 oz.
Slenderette beans - 4.4 oz.
Di Ciccio broccoli - 15.9 oz.
Tokyo Bekana napa cabbage - 6.2 oz.
Amazing Taste cauliflower - 7 lb., 4 oz.
Garden Oasis cucumbers - 1 lb., 7.3 oz.
Tasty Treat cucumbers - 1 lb., 14.7 oz.
Salangana eggplant - 9.4 oz.
Green Lance gai lan - 3.2 oz.
Spanish Roja garlic - 4 lb., 9 oz.
Baby Portuguese kale - 3.2 oz.
Ruby Streaks mizuna - 2 oz.
Superstar onion - 2 lb., 1.4 oz.
Purple pac choi - 2.9 oz.
Padron peppers - 1 lb., 7.3 oz.
Isis Candy cherry tomatoes - .8 oz.
Jaune Flamme tomatoes - 1 lb., 2.4 oz.
Sweet Gold cherry tomatoes - 1 lb., 6.2 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 6 lb., 14.7 oz.
The total harvests for the past week were - 36 lb., 9.6 oz. (16.6 kg.)
Which brings the total harvests for 2014 up to - 464 lb., 6.6 oz. (210.7 kg.)
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.