Sunday, October 13, 2013

Harvest Monday - 14 October 2013

Welcome to another Harvest Monday at Eight Gate Farm. Almost mid-October and still no frost in sight.

But the shorter days, cooler nights, and declining sun have taken their toll.

This is the end of the season for the eggplant. I'm not at all crazy about the productivity or size of Rosa Bianca, but they sure are pretty.

Still a few ripe tomatoes taken right from the vines. These are three Rutgers, and one Caspian Pink on the right. The Pink weighed 8.5 oz. (~240 g.) for comparison. That's it for the Pink plant. We still are gathering drops from the remaining plum tomatoes, and waiting for the others to ripen on the vines, if they will. Who knows?

This is also the last of the fall-planted radishes. Shown with them is a spring carrot that must have had its foliage broken off, so it got overlooked. The top grew back feebly, but we have a nice fresh addition to The Kitchen Goddess's Hearty Beef Barley Soup. The fall carrots are still tiny.

A decent chard-taking, enough for a good side dish.

Some herbs gathered for drying from the kitchen garden : basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, and oregano (or, as spelled by The In-A-Rush Kitchen Goddess, "oregnao").

Wish I had more to show! Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Daphne.


  1. You are lucky to still be getting nice slicing tomatoes! They look great.

  2. Nice. I'm surprised you haven't had a frost yet. We got down into the 30s Sunday night, so I expected that northern New England would have been hit.