Harvests this past week seemed to be a little slow until today. It would appear that the mildew has completely shut down cucumber production and there still is a lot of green tomatoes out there. Good points are the pole beans have provided their first harvest and the fall crops are well on their way.
Here goes the harvest photos from the last seven days and like always if you would like to join in you can post your link on Daphne's Dandelions so everyone can check it out.
Aug 18th harvest: 'Valentine' Rhubarb. I plant two crowns of this plant this spring and they have do extremely well. So well in fact I am not worried about harvesting a few stems in the first season because the plants are so thick. They currently are in the crisper but will soon be made into a strawberry rhubarb pie.
Aug 20th harvest: In the top photo, starting from left to right we have two cherokee purples tomatoes, one Purple Calabash tomato (seed from Skippy's Vegetable Garden) and one Siletz tomato. In the second photo are four cucumbers, an assortment of black cherry and black zebra tomatoes and a Jimmy Nardello pepper (not sure if I really like these peppers).
Aug 24th harvest: Starting with the top basket photo there is the first green beans of the season and a few 'Dragon Tongue' beans which production has really slowed. For tomatoes there is a cherokee purple, two jersey devils and an assortment of black cherry & black zebra that are hiding. Then a few early red potatoes and what I think will probably be the last cucumber from the garden for a while.
The lower photo shows half a row of 'Chioggia' beets that I harvested today. Beside the beets are all the seed grown 'Prince' onions that I harvest today as well. Half the onions are your average cooking onion size and the other half are rather small. Seems I didn't get my massive onions again this year! Last but not least is a large 'Cocozelle' zucchini that will be grated and froze for later baking use.
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