Starting with the underground dwellers, we harvested all the garlic, 30 heads. Once they have cured and been cleaned I will show them and describe the varieties. Now they just look like dirt.
We dug the whole crop of Red Norland potatoes; three 4-foot rows yielded about nine pounds of these attractive spuds.
Above ground, my wish last week for ripe tomatoes was granted, albeit in a limited way.
|Taxi and Oregon Spring tomatoes|
|Ping Tung eggplant|
Also the first yellow wax beans, "Carson." Only three seeds germinated successfully this year.
For ongoing harvests, we got more artichokes.
A trifecta of berries: blueberry, jostaberry, and raspberry. There were many similar pickings this week.
Kohlrabi, broccoli, and filet beans.
And we're still picking salad greens and snap peas.
TKG and her mom are again sharing a plot at the community garden. Mom went home with a nice harvest of leeks, cucumbers, ground-cherries, kohlrabi, peas, beets, carrots, celery, tomatoes, beans, and new potatoes.
Finally, here's something interesting from Notes From the Field. I went metal-detecting in our woods and unearthed this cool axe-head up against a stone wall. I don't know what vintage it is, but I think it's pretty old (still sharp though!). The bigger question is, how did it get there? I can imagine an old-timer giving a mighty whack, and the head flying off never to be seen again (by him).
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Those spuds are looking good! And your eggplant treatment has my mouth watering, even though I just had lunch. Never heard of the Dar cukes, but they sound intriguing!ReplyDelete
Such lovely harvests and oh those berries. I've thought of trying Oregon Spring because of our cool weather. And congrats on the artichokes--they're perennials for us but I imagine you grow them from seed. Enjoy all your harvests.ReplyDelete
Fascinating find, that axe! As you say, the back story must be interesting. What beautiful harvests this week, so colourful and diverseReplyDelete
What a cool find! Great harvests - Taxi is always one of the first to produce in my garden - you may only have harvested one now, but once it get's going, watch out!ReplyDelete