I was hoping for a mere 2/3 lb of harvest on Sunday to make it a record harvest week of over 10 lbs, but my tomatoes did me proud. The plants provided us with 5 lbs 12 oz. of tomatoes on Sunday. With green beans, a bell pepper and a cucumber, I went way over the top. I can hardly wait to add it all up. But first, some photos.
We got more than tomatoes this week. Here are a package of green beans, an eggplant and some male squash blossoms (that went into scrambled eggs).
Sunday's harvest included green beans, a Tendergreen cuke, an orange bell pepper that looks like the tomatoes, four Black Krim tomatoes, and assorted other tomatoes.
The driveway garden in pots is doing nicely, with German butterball potatoes nearing harvest readiness. Don't know about the sweet potatoes. Maybe they'll make some harvestable tubers next month.
I thought that this Red Kuri winter squash was going to give me something, but it's just sitting there and not getting any bigger.
I'm pinning my hopes for summer squash on my Gold Rush zukes in a pot. Here are unopened male and female flowers.
The first female flower bud is showing on one of my two Amish pie pumpkin plants. But I planted them late in the season (July 21) and it remains to be seen if I'll get a pumpkin.
The rhubarb made only a very few pencil thin stalks this year. Maybe next year I'll have some rhubarb to harvest.
My strawberries in a pot responded to fertilizing by setting more berries.
My first planting of Tendergreen cukes gave me only enough cukes for one large jar of dill pickles and a cucumber granita. So I replanted Tendergreens, hoping for more.
The first Summertop cucumber has set fruit. It will be a long Japanese cucumber.
I grow green bunching onions in pottery bowls from seed that I save from the previous crop. Looks like I sowed this one a bit too thickly.
My first planting of Blue Lake pole beans in a raised bed is producing spectacularly. A planting of Kentucky Blue hybrids failed. Here I have more Blue Lakes in the background and my first Cherokee Trail of Tears in the foreground.
The Black Krims are finally getting ripe. I like their taste best of all, but my husband prefers Celebrity. The tomatoes in the photo below are Mortgage Lifters.
These Brandywines are really poking along. I still don't have a ripe one. They're supposed to be the best tasting heirloom. We'll see.
And we can't forget the egg harvest. Henny Penny, our older Black Sex-linked hen, actually laid a decent egg on Sunday. Most of her eggs are breaking.
For those who missed it, here is our new patio furniture. And wouldn't you know it, the set was on sale this weekend for a price that was even lower than the sales price I paid. Harumph.
And now to add up the total harvest from the week ending August 22, 2010.
2 oz. Bell Pepper, orange
6 oz. Cucumber, Tendergreen
10.5 oz. Eggplant, Japanese Long
2 lbs 5.5 oz. Green Beans, Blue Lake pole
5 oz. Onions, Red
4 oz. Onion, Yellow
1 oz. Squash blossoms, male
12 lbs 3 oz. Tomatoes
TOTAL 16 lbs 5 oz. produce plus 9 eggs