by A.J. Coltrane
19.1 pounds of produce this week.
This harvest picture was taken on Wednesday, just before our first tomato tasting of the year:
(L-R, and top to bottom) Roma, Oregon Spring, Tigerella (top), Taxi (yellow), Cosmonaut Volkov (bottom), Black Krim
(top to bottom) Boy cat, Tromboncino, Lemon cucumbers.
(L-R) Sun Gold, Tomatillo, Sweet Million
We had a heavy rain storm on Friday, after basically no moisture for weeks. Some of the tomatoes split, and a pepper branch fell over. Overall though, we got off pretty light on damage. The next picture is Saturday morning’s harvest. 13 pounds total, including 6.7 pounds of Oregon Spring tomatoes:
The tomatoes are Taxi and Oregon Spring, with Sun Gold and Sweet Million. In the nearer sheet tray are King of the North peppers (the big ones), Carmen (top), Yellow Bell (the orange ones on the far top right), Lipstick (middle right), and Bullnose Bell (bottom right).
There are lots more yellow bells to go:
One Iko Iko is almost ripe:
The Black Krims are all getting really close to ready. It looks like we missed a few Sweet Millions (left rear of the photo):
The Romas. The cascading perspective of the picture reminds me a little bit of a Van Gough painting:
The Lemon cucumbers, Tomatillos, and Tromboncino. We almost pulled the Lemon cucumbers today to make room for garlic. That will happen next weekend at the latest:
The Marketmore cucumbers were pulled on Wednesday and replaced with radish seeds — French Breakfast, Cherry Belle, and “Dragon Hybrid”. The Dragon variety should overwinter, the other two types we’ll consume this fall and then replant with more Dragons. We used Ultomato stakes as a reference to make sure that we got even rows:
The salad table is taking off. The spinach (center) has a five day head start on the other plants:
(L-R) Dill, Spinach, Cilantro, Arugula. There are a couple of tiny Little Gem seedlings in between the Dill and Spinach too.
The girl cat in her favorite spot — basking in late afternoon sun on the bed:
2013 total weight to date: 52.0 pounds
2014 total weight to date: 62.7 pounds
2015 total weight to date: 110.6 pounds
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.