Every Monday, Daphne's Dandelions hosts "Harvest Monday" where bloggers can post their harvests (click her link above to see what others are harvesting). We're hoping that each weekend now, for a while anyway, will provide us with something to post about each Monday.
It's our first ever harvest! (don't laugh)
Almost missed the two tomatillos as they were hidden up under the bush. I was worried because there are so many blooms but no actual tomatillos that I saw. Then I spotted these two. As you can see, I think they were a bit late in being harvested, because they outgrew their husks.
The large tomato is a Homestead 24. There was another larger one but it had been half eaten by something. Since it was eaten from the top, I'm guessing a bird was the culprit. Dang it!
The cherry tomatoes were so good. I say were because they didn't last long after this photo was taken. Warm off the vine, they were like candy. I swear, one tiny tomato has ten times the flavor of the biggest store bought regular. I did notice the some of the cherry toms split. Any suggestions? We used all the rest of the tomatoes in a nice salad.
The peppers are doing well, we should get some next weekend. The eggplant, sadly, is getting overrun with ants but it's hanging in. The squash bed has been a failure. I watched the automated watering system while there and that raised bed was getting flooded. My guess is they are getting OVER watered. I'm going to need to change the soaker hose on that one to something more like a drip line hose. I disconnected it from the system for now, I'd rather sacrifice those two small plants in order to keep the tomatoes, peppers and herbs coming.
Speaking of, I also harvested a bunch of herbs (see plants above) but forgot to weigh them. They will be dried and saved for future use.
Total weight of this harvest, 10 3/4 ounces.
I think we started our plantings a bit late this season while fiddling around with getting the watering system worked out. Now it's hot (really hot) and some plants are struggling. I know it's not much, but hey, it's our first and we couldn't be happier.