It's Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions where fellow gardeners are sharing their harvest successes. Go on over and be inspired!
This has been a week of catching up for me since my week abroad. The first flush of spring harvest is long over and now the heat loving crops are coming into their own. Green beans has been the big one of late but I didn't get any photos of them this week. In fact, I was pretty bad about taking pictures of everything!
We got our very first slicing tomato, a beautiful and delicious Red Brandywine! The tomatoes are very slow ripening and the plants are battling disease so I fear the total harvest this year will be pretty low. I have close to twenty varieties growing.
Zucchinis and yellow squash is still coming in but they are definitely slowing down. I have been hit hard by squash beetles and am diligently battling them. I have a second planting of these that are getting big and healthy so they will hopefully be producing very soon. Oh, and I forgot to mention my potatoes, that had an entire post of their own a few days ago; 20 pounds of them! And cucumbers. Last year we were inundated with cukes and this year they are doing well, but I think will not be as productive. Still, I picked quite a few this week and hope soon to be making the refrigerator pickles we love around here. I also picked most of the remaining beets. I have a second planting but it remains to be seen whether they will bulb up or not. I don't usually have much success with the later-sown beets but I keep trying.
Looks like today will be a good gardening day. We've had two days of rain and now it is sunny and temperate. Time to get in some of the fall plantings!