Harvest Monday - August 1, 2016
This past week two veg dominated the harvests - beans and peppers.
Provider Snap Beans
Also at full production now are the Golden of Bacau.
Golden of Bacau with a few off-type beans
There is some exciting news in the bean patch this year - absolutely NO sign of the bacterial brown spot that plagued this variety in the past. Looks like the new seeds I purchased are clean and I will definitely be saving a big batch of them to sow in the future. Hurray! This is one of my favourite varieties and I was so sad when I thought I would have to give it up.
A new Romano variety that has just started to produce as well is the Garden of Eden.
Golden of Bacau with a few Garden of Eden
Then we have the peppers - they are going crazy!
Hungarian Hot Wax
From left to right: Melrose, Padron, Anaheim
Hungarian Hot Wax
And then there were jalapenos and Pepperoncinos, together with a few more Melrose peppers.
Top - Tam Jalapeno
Bottom - Left - Melrose; Right - Pepperoncino
|Romanesco, Scallop & Tromboncino|
Last year I forgot all about sowing the Tromboncino, so it was sown late and I only ended up with one lowly squash. Looks like this year will be a lot better as I already have 2 more sizing up on the vines. This is my first time growing scallop squash and it's such a cutie! Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do with it - I'm thinking stir-fry on the bbq.
The cucumbers are coming along steadily - just enough to include in our meals, but not so much that I have to think about preserving them yet.
Garden Sweet & Lemon cucumbers
I've been harvesting more broccoli - we are now down to side shoots and all of the varieties seem to be coming through on that front.
Broccoli side shoots and baby potato
And last, but certainly not least, this past week I pulled all of the garlic:
|7 varieties & 150+ bulbs of garlic|
I was a bit late in pulling it up, but none of the bulbs seemed to be any worse for wear - all the wrappers were still nice and tight.
Also harvested this week but not photographed were a few favas - the plants are on their last legs and I'll likely harvest what is left and pull them this week - and a few Sungold tomatoes. A Bloody Butcher tomato was also harvested but as it went into a salad when we had people over, I didn't have time for a photo shoot.
My harvest totals this week were:
Fava Beans – 72 grams (0.16 lbs)
Snap & Romano Beans – 2,545 grams (5.61 lbs)
Broccoli – 828 grams (1.83 lbs)
Cucumbers – 793 grams (1.75 lbs)
Sweet Peppers – 434 grams (0.96 lbs)
Hot Peppers – 1,214 grams (2.68 lbs)
Potatoes – 70 grams (0.15 lbs)
Summer Squash – 1,022 grams (2.25 lbs)
Tomatoes – 248 grams (0.55 lbs)
Total for Week – 7,226 grams (15.93 lbs)
Total to Date – 52.32 kg (115.35 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Our Happy Acres where Dave is our host for Harvest Mondays.