Monday, August 5, 2013

Harvest Monday 08/05/13

I'm happy to report that I finally had a chance to peek in the garden to see if there were any worthwhile harvests.  Lo and behold, a colorful bounty!!

I've been trying to keep an eye on my plums.  They've were just turning purple just last week.  When I went to check a few days ago, they were dark purple.  Some ripe ones had even fallen off the tree when I wasn't looking!!  Last year I had a meager 3 plums.  This year my tree kicked it into high gear.  I harvested a whole bowlful!  These are Santa Rosa plums.  They are super sweet this year.  I'll admit I've never really been a plum fan.  I think it's the tart skin that turned me off.  However, I've found that I've grown to love them.  Especially when they're sweet and juicy.  These are delicious.  I had a few fresh off the tree.  I even had enough to share with some co-workers. 

My cherry tomatoes are starting to come in.  This was the first harvest of the year.  Here are some Sweet 100's, Chocolate Cherry's and Sun Gold.  There is also one small Green Zebra (the first of the main season tomatoes!).  I also picked some green beans, Shishito peppers and Ichiban eggplants. 

This is the last of the blueberries on my blueberry bush.  It was a good season!

Happy Harvest!!

This week's harvest totals:
  - Santa Rosa Plums = 4.46 lb
  - Green beans = 0.19 lb
  - Ichiban eggplant = 0.39 lb
  - Blueberries = 0.32 lb
  - Cherry Tomatoes = 0.57 lb
  - Green Zebra tomato = 0.07 lb
  - Shishito peppers = 0.54 lb


Jenny said...

Gorgeous harvest! Love the plums and blueberries and can't wait for our trees to start produce (in few years)

Mac said...

Nice harvest, you're tempting me with your blueberries and plums again.
Eck, I can't grow them here!

Rowena... said...

A colorful bounty indeed! Today the first of August's usual thunderstorms rolled in, and we are STILL waiting for a substantial tomato harvest (the odd one here and there don't count). Not a great year for gardening this time around, and about the only thing I'm concerned with right now is picking off the cabbage moth larvae so that I'll at least have some brussel sprouts this fall. Btw, have you heard about the blue tomatoes? I ordered seeds a little too late but look forward to growing them next year.

Kelli said...

A lovely looking harvest! Hope it continues.