Harvest Monday - September 12, 2016
We woke up to a rather chilly 5C/41F morning today - a sure sign that fall is around the corner. The rest of the week looks perfect, however, with days in the mid 20's (70's ) so I'm hoping to do a lot of catch up.
The tomatoes are still chugging along, although most of the harvests are now coming from the healthier bed in Area #2.
|Variety of tomatoes including Juliet, Sungold, Opalka, Amos Coli,|
Bloody Butcher and Mountain Magic
|Tomatoes (Speckled Roman, Opalka) and Trail of Tears|
The pepper parade is continuing...
|Clockwise from the top: Corne de Chevre, Stocky Red Roaster,|
Chervena Chushka and Padron in the centre
|Clockwise from the top: Stocky Red Roaster, Lemon Drop,|
Melrose, Feher Ozon, Hungarian Hot Wax and
an off-type Chervena Chushka in the centre
A few cucumbers joined the peppers in this basket:
|Jimmy Nardello, Carmen, Suyo Long and Chelsea Prize|
Also on the cucumber trellis is the Tromboncino squash - these guys can get big. How big you ask? This big....
|Tromboncino with my 9 year old daughter|
|View of Tromboncino interior, both seed cavity and stem|
And lastly, I harvested the last of the Chinese cabbages:
There were several other cabbages in the bed, but they were all chucked - they were either bolting, not heading at all, or covered in aphids. I'm undecided as to whether I'll be growing these again or not - I didn't have great results, but this was also a really bad year for crops that prefer cooler weather.
Now, you may recall that I decided not to do any fall crops this year, other than some lettuce, as I simply didn't have the time. Well, as it happens, the farm that I volunteer at had a bunch of seedlings left over from transplanting & I was able to take my pick. Who could resist that?
|Goodies from the Farm - aren't they gorgeous?|
My harvest totals this week were:
Chinese Cabbage - 604 grams (1.33 lbs)
Cucumbers - 1,136 grams (2.50 lbs)
Sweet Peppers - 1,982 grams (4.37 lbs)
Hot Peppers - 996 grams (2.2 lbs)
Summer Squash - 1,660 grams (3.66 lbs)
Tomatoes - 6,122 grams (13.50 lbs)
Total for Week – 12,500 grams...on the nose! (27.56 lbs)
Total to Date – 176.77 kg (389.71 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.