But the crops had to be picked. We got a first harvest of one of our favorites, artichokes.
|'Calima' filet beans|
|Cubanelle pepper and two shishito peppers|
For continuing harvests, more blueberries. These are disappearing into our breakfast smoothies.
More "Yaya" carrots, including an extra-wonky one looking like a perverse lobster claw.
The last of the Iceberg lettuce.
More side shoots from the "Blue Wind" broccoli.
A few more pea pods.
And more cucumbers and zucchini.
More turnip greens. This is a variety called "Seven Top" that is bred for greens production, not roots.
Lastly, from the community garden plot for The Kitchen Goddess's mom, came fennel and summer squash.
Just in case you've never grown artichokes or have never seen the plants, here's what they look like. In our zone (5b), they won't survive the winter so we grow them as annuals.
That's it for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.
That's a lot of quick growth for your artichoke plants to get to size. Your 'chokes look great. You've been busy in the garden! Oh those raspberries bring back memories.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sue. Our artichokes are especially early this year.Delete
Wow, you've got so many good things coming from the garden! Summer here so far has been quite mild, lots of morning fog to keep things cool.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle. Glad your summer is cool...the morning fog is lovely I bet.Delete
Such a great diversity of harvests! I've not had luck with artichokes here, but I have seen them growing. A pretty plant, but different! That wonky carrot looks like two or three in one.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave. You should really give artichokes another go, if you like them that is. I sure don't know how the carrot got that way, but it is amusing.Delete