This week was definitely the week of the tomato. I harvested some of every variety I grew this year, save the Beefsteak that never really got going and I suspect died sometime back. In the basket below you can see Broad Ripple Currant, Black Cherry, Tigerella, Yugoslav, Burnley Bounty, College Challenger, Yellow Boy, Rouge de Marmande, Tommy Toe and Tiny Tim. I’ve had some great salads this week.
I did harvest some things other than tomatoes too. A few Bonica eggplants, a golden nugget pumpkin, garlic chives, spring onions and beans. Once again I harvested a lot of beans this week.
And cucumbers, so many cucumbers. I keep thinking the Lemon Cucumbers are finishing only to find a whole lot more the next day.
This next basket is more of the same, summer harvests get a bit like that don’t they? So much produce.
We seem to have hit the height of the mini capsicum season. Interestingly my overwintered plant is producing at the same time as the one sown this year (early July). The fruits are bigger on the new plant although not as plentiful. I’m wondering if I am better off growing this variety from seed each year and plant in a larger pot than I did this year to try and increase the yield. The fruits have heaps of seed so saving some is no issue at all.
My cayenne chillies are starting to ripen too. These went into a cucumber salad. Soon I will be producing enough to start making chilli paste. But hopefully not too soon as I am starting to feel a bit preserved out.
That’s it from me harvestwise for this week – head over to Daphne’s Dandelions for more harvesting fun.