Harvest Monday - August 15, 2016
It's the middle of August and the warm weather crops are at full speed ahead.
|From left to right: Melrose, Odessa and Hot Wax|
The tomatoes are rolling in and the pace has really picked up.
|From the top left: Sungold, Juliet, Taxi, Amish Paste,|
Super Sweet 100, Bloody Butcher
|That bit of green at the bottom are sugar snaps|
A few broccoli side-shoots were harvested, together with the first Cherokee Purple:
|More tomatoes....and a few bits of broccoli|
The first of the Costoluto Genovese were harvested. This one is a favourite in the looks department...and it tastes good too, which is always a plus ;)
|From the top left: Costoluto Genovese, Sungold, Taxi,|
Aunt Ruby's Yellow Cherry & a mystery tomato
I've had issues with labelling this year, but I'm fairly certain the tomato labels were ok. At first I though it may be a second Super Sweet 100 cherry, which is the only red cherry I'm growing this year, but these are definitely not the same as they are twice as large:
|Super Sweet 100 on the top & mystery tomato on the bottom|
Together with the tomatoes, the cucumbers are picking up the pace as well:
|From the left - Summer Dance, Lemon, Chelsea Prize|
|Garden Sweet & Little Finger|
(including one that got away from me but was still fine for pickling)
My harvest totals this week were:
Fava beans – 36 grams (0.08 lbs)
Romano beans – 558 grams (1.23 lbs)
Broccoli – 158 grams (0.35 lbs)
Cucumbers – 2,564 grams (5.65 lbs)
Snap Peas – 70 grams (0.15 lbs)
Sweet Peppers – 670 grams (1.48 lbs)
Hot Peppers – 238 grams (0.52 lbs)
Summer Squash – 358 grams (0.79 lbs)
Tomatoes – 8,456 grams (18.64 lbs)
Total for Week – 13,108 grams (28.90 lbs)
Total to Date – 79.25 kg (174.70 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.
As a side note, the Weather Network issued a "Special Weather Statement" alert this morning that I found simply hilarious. Just to highlight how dry it's been this summer, the alert read as follows: "A rare weather event expected for Southern Ontario Tuesday: a rainy day".
And that's it for the harvest & weather report. Now on to a rather ironic discovery in the garden the other day.
I was harvesting some tomatoes and noticed some poop on the tomato leaves. I immediately thought it was bird poop.
|Poop on tomato leaves|
A tomato hornworm! And he was a big fellow too:
|First every tomato hornworm|