Welcome to another Harvest Monday update from Eight Gate Farm!
The week started out hot and humid; great for plant growth if not so much for sleeping. Then, after a rainstorm, the temperatures moderated, resulting in smiles all around.
Beans are keeping us well-supplied.
And we're still trying to get what spring lettuce we can, pre-bolting.
We got another ripe "Taxi" tomato. This time, I'll show how it formed part of a satisfying light dinner for a warm summer evening. It's drizzled with EVOO and sea salt, and served with Burrata. Delightful!
More summer squash, not out of control yet:
Our first shishito-type pepper. I am hoping that taking this large one will stimulate the plant into putting out more fruit.
Raspberries are still trickling in.
As are artichokes, two per week.
Our first cucumber, not very big but badly craved-for.
Some more of the above, now shown as a summer ensemble.
Right on schedule, time to harvest our Stuttgarter storage onions. Pulling onions is just so much fun!
For those practicing square foot gardening, I've proved to myself that spacing them farther apart than the recommended 16 per square (this is 9) produces larger bulbs.
And, like last year, we robbed the Kennebec potato vines at the same time as the onion harvest, to see what was happening. Not bad! We'll let the rest mature for another month or so.
I took the last of the Blauwschokkers soup peas, shown here in their former space, in which late-fall broccoli will be transplanted in a few weeks.
And lastly, our first ripe red tomato! This is the heirloom "Caspian Pink." And yes, I'm showing the good side.
That's it for this week. Thanks for reading! Click on back to Daphne's Dandelions for more Harvest Monday fun.