Dang, I missed Harvest Monday AGAIN! I don’t know where the time goes. All I can say is that it’s been a good week for salads. I made a salad Nicoise that was spectacular! I used boiled eggs, golden wax beans, snow peas and radishes in it, along with some seared ahi tuna that was caught by a friend.
Also, I made a wonderful crumb-topped peach pie, and had more peaches on ice cream and cereal. I love peach season. Our little Florida Prince peach tree is doing itself proud this year. I can hardly wait for the Babcock Improved and August Pride peaches to ripen. They don’t have as many peaches on them, but they promise to be larger than the ones on the Florida Prince. I should have thinned the peaches on the Florida Prince so they would have been larger. Live and learn.
Alas, the sugar snap peas seem to have reached the end of their life span. The vines must be 13 ft tall by now, flopped and looped over themselves in a tangled mess, and all covered in powdery mildew. Time for them to go. A smaller second planting will continue to produce a bit longer. The Mammoth snow peas are just coming into fine production.
Look at those bell peppers and eggplants. In May! (I mean look as in “see the list of harvested vegetables.” Regrettably, I didn’t have time to take photos this week.) Both plants are holdovers from the 2009 planting season. If winters aren’t too cold, they’ll spring right back into life as soon as the weather warms and I get a jump on the season.
Oooh, my Early Girl tomatoes have set fruit. This time last year, I was harvesting my first Early Girls. I delayed putting them into the ground this year so I won’t have that early a harvest to brag about this summer. Oh well.
Here’s the harvest for the past week.
2 lbs 4 oz. Florida Prince peaches
5 oz. strawberries
9 oz. artichoke (1)
3.5 oz. beans, golden wax
4.5 oz. bell peppers, black (2)
5 oz. eggplant, Millionaire (2)
8 oz. lettuce
5 oz. peas, snow peas
1 lb. 4 oz. peas, sugar snap
7.5 oz. radishes (10)
2 lbs. 9 oz. Fruit
3 lbs 14.5 oz. Vegetables (62.5 oz.)
TOTAL 6 lbs 7.5 oz. produce, plus 15 eggs
If you had a harvest, or if you just want to see what people in the rest of the country are harvesting this week, visit Daphne’s Dandelions.