Once again, I’m late in posting my Harvest Monday results. It was Labor Day weekend and I had other things on tap. What, you ask, could possibly be more important than posting Harvest Monday results. Well, Mr. Greenlife and I went shopping for (and bought) new furniture for our family room!
We’ve been dithering about this for a couple of years and finally bit the bullet, made some decisions and bought new furniture. In a nod to the environment and the American economy, we bought Mission-style furniture that is being hand-built in Indiana (my old home state) by Amish woodworkers who use sustainably grown American hardwoods. The new furniture should arrive in November and last well beyond our lifetime. These will become the antiques of tomorrow. In an era when everything seems to come from China, we did our bit to support our own economy. BUY AMERICAN!
We got our first ripe Mortgage Lifter tomato this week. The tomatoes are large, deep pink, flattened on the bottom, and quite tasty. The plants are fairly productive for an heirloom. They’re outperforming the Black Krims and Brandywines. The latter have still not given us a single ripe tomato, but there is still time.
The chickens got all of the outer leaves of this cabbage. I made cole slaw with the small head, after picking out the slugs and wireworms. Best tasting cabbage I’ve ever had, and the first savoy green I’ve successfully grown from seed.
Harvest for week ending September 5, 2010
4 oz. Strawberries
1 oz. Beans, dry Scarlet Runner
9 oz. Beans, Green Blue Lake pole
10 oz. Cabbage, Green Savoy
1 lb Cucumbers (1 each Tendergreen and Summertop)
7 oz. Onion, Yellow
3 lbs 2 oz. Tomatoes
Subtotal 5 lbs 13 oz. vegetables
TOTAL 6 lbs 1 oz produce plus 14 eggs
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others picked on Harvest Monday.