Harvest Monday - August 17, 2015
This week there was one new, surprise crop that I didn’t expect to enjoy at all this season. Corn. That’s right – I actually picked a cob of corn. Of the ground. Because my corn muncher had severed a mini-cob right off one of the stalks. And then left it there in the path – untouched. I’m thinking this rules out a raccoon.
|The miracle cob|
Ok, back to earth and the less exciting but nonetheless delicious harvests for the week.
The 2nd pepper variety to be harvested this year (after Hungarian Hot Wax) were the pepperoncino peppers:
A few more Hungarian Hot Wax peppers were also harvested, together with more Bloody Butcher & Sungold tomatoes:
|Tomatoes & Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers|
|More tomatoes & broccoli side-shoots|
I shelled the fresh favas that were picked last week & these were frozen:
|Shelled favas (Ianto's & Extra Precoce Violetto)|
The last of the Copra and Rossa di Milano onions were harvested as well as all of the Ailsa Craigs and Red Wings. I forgot to get a photo of the onions as they were drying in the sun, but here are the Red Wings on the way to the curing rack in the garage:
|Red Wing Onions|
|Onion runts (left) & bolted potato onions (right)|
|Contender Beans - Final disappointing harvest|
A huge quantity of Gold Marie beans were harvested – over 7 pounds. This will be the last harvest from the vines, which I’ll be pulling this week.
|Gold Marie Yellow Romano Beans|
|Tomatoes: Bloody Butcher, Juliet, Yellow Pear, Sungold|
Cucumbers: Lemon, Chelsea Prize, Garden Sweet
|Plums in basket are ok or only have minimal damage;|
plums on the right are too damaged to eat
And lastly, the harvest from Bed #8. This is the super shady bed where everything seems to stand still as of early summer when the trees leaf out. I harvested whatever I could from this bed over the weekend and a paltry harvest it was, especially for the Beira Tronchuda as it was my ONLY harvest this year.
|Kale from left to right: Red Russian, Siberian, White Russian|
|Barely worth harvesting Joi Choi|
together with Beira Tronchuda
My harvest totals this week were:
Fresh Snap/Romano Beans – 3,528 grams (7.78 lbs)
Fava Beans – 554 grams (1.22 lbs)
Chinese Greens – 110 grams (0.24 lbs)
Collards – 228 grams (0.50 lbs)
Corn (shucked) – 42 grams (0.09 lbs)
Cucumbers – 2,068 grams (4.56 lbs)
Kale – 722 grams (1.59 lbs)
Onions – 2,205 grams (4.86 lbs)
Peppers (hot) – 380 grams (0.84 lbs)
Tomatoes – 1,510 grams (3.33 lbs)
Plums – 828 grams (1.83 lbs)
Total for Week – 12,175 grams (26.84 lbs)
Total to Date – 56.50 kg (124.56 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Mondays.
Till next time…