Harvest Monday - July 31, 2017
The harvests have picked up since my last Harvest Monday post three weeks ago. Still no sign of a mature cucumber but there was one pleasant surprise yesterday - the first Sungold tomatoes!
We are finally enjoying a nice haul of snap beans:
|Provider Snap Beans|
The first peppers have been harvested and have since been pickled (using the quick/no heat refrigerator method):
|Hungarian Wax (left) and Pepperoncino (right)|
|Odessa Market Pepper Plants|
I harvested a bunch of favas, mainly the Aquadulce, together with the first eggplant:
|Aquadulce fava beans with a Ping Tung eggplant|
The plants did suffer a lot and the harvest was significantly reduced, but I'm glad I didn't pull them as they provided ample food for the ladybugs and a few beans for us too. In fact, there are some more pods on the plants that are ready to pick.
I pulled the last of the salad turnips which were hiding underneath the broccoli foliage:
|White Lady salad turnips|
Up next, broccoli and wow...we have had some epic heads this year. The three heads in the basket below weighed in at 1.68kg/3.7 lbs!
The last of the lettuce was harvested:
Remember those volunteer potato plants I spoke about in my last Harvest Monday post? Well, they are giving me a lovely bonus harvest:
|Volunteer potatoes - I'm thinking these are Viking (left) and Linzer (right)|
A batch of basil was harvested, both regular basil (Eleanora) and Lemon basil, which is just a delight - it truly is lemony!
|Lavender and calendula|
And lastly, I harvested all of the remaining peas but not for eating. I was running low on seed for all the types I grow (snap, snow and shelling) so I decided to leave the pods on the plants to mature. All of the plants have since been pulled and the pods are drying in the basement - I should be in really good shape, seed-wise, for peas next year.
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.