Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. We had another week of hot and humid weather, making all tasks even more difficult, but the harvests kept coming!
I took the first slicing tomatoes this week. This is a variety I was curious to try. It's from the "Heirloom Marriage" series, and is a cross between Brandywine and Costoluto Genovese. It's called "Genuwine"...get it? It's supposed to be much earlier and more productive than its parents, while maintaining all the taste. That's a lot to live up to! They certainly nailed the earliness, as my first Brandywine is only just starting to blush.
We cut two thick slices and had them on BLTs. Their big bold taste really came through, and I can't wait to have another. We'll do a real comparison when the Brandywine ripens, but for now, I am very pleased with this tomato.
I also got the first "saladette" Juliet tomatoes. I've described them as one of our workhorses, and our Harvest Monday host Dave is smitten with them too.
The first cayenne peppers ripened.
|Ping Tung Long|
|Bride hybrid eggplant|
|Monday general harvest|
Here was Wednesday's, with green and yellow zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, jalapenos, shishitos, pole beans, sweet corn, another Ping Tung eggplant, and in the middle the "Valentine" tomatoes.
|Wednesday general harvest|
|'Latte' hybrid sweet corn|
|"Frenched" pole beans, romanesco, and zucchini|
|Friday general harvest|
|Sunday's general harvest|
It's funny how cucumbers can go from "almost ready!" to "whoops!" overnight.
|Community garden harvest|
That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and my continual thanks to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.