My harvest baskets are finally starting to look a little more summery. This week I harvested my first Yugoslav tomato, along with quite a few more Tigerella and a few unknown cherries. Whilst we are getting enough tomatoes to meet our salad needs, there certainly aren’t enough to even consider making sauce. And given that quite a few of the plants seem to have stopped growing I suspect that I may end up having to buy quite a few cases to preserve.
Cucumbers on the other hand I should have plenty of. The one in the middle below is Summer Dance (I think – label mix up), Bek sent me the seed for them last year and the others are Catalina Pickling. Miss 7 loves the Summer Dance so they are reserved for her salads but the others will probably end up as Bread and Butter Cucumbers.
I wish the beans were as prolific as the cucumbers but sadly the odd handful is all that they are producing. They dropped a lot of flowers during the heatwave and whilst they are setting again they have quite a bit of work to do if they are going to be anything more substantial than part of a mixed veg stir fry.
Otherwise my main harvests are all unphotographed but for the record they include: Russian Red Kale, Mint (lots of it), Parsley (not as much as I’d like), Tarragon, Curry Leaves, and these Kaffir Lime Leaves:
I did some pruning to try and rid the tree of citrus gall wasp. More about that later this week. Most of these will go to my parents as they don’t have a tree and the leaves freeze well so these should last them a good few months.
As always head over to Daphne’s Dandelions where you’ll find posts from gardeners both enjoying summer and dreaming of it.