The first shishito peppers:
The first Hungarian Wax pepper:
The first carrots were sampled for goodness (they're good).
The first Mammoth Melting Sugar snow peas:
The first "Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers" soup peas. These are from seeds I saved and some did not come up true to type (there are all green ones). This should be OK, but I'm buying fresh seeds from now on.
The first blueberries:
The first cherries, what we can steal from the birds:
For representational continuing harvests, we had Super Sugar Snap peas:
And turnips. Again, you can see the contrast between the abundant greens of "White Egg" on the right, and the skimpy ones for "Purple Crown."
The strawberries have finished. They gave us a good run.
The Kitchen Goddess busy preparing and storing the harvests. She made a large jar of pickled garlic scapes:
And for her Garden Club meeting, she cleverly made fortune cookies with garden wisdom fortunes contained therein.
We started seeing a cute furry visitor, sunning himself in the tall grass. Can you guess what it is?
A few days later there were three!
Thanks for reading this long post. Please join me in thanking Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday.
The first harvests are wonderful - the first reward for our laborReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week!
Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful week yourself!Delete
Nice harvests. The foxes should deter the rabbits as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mike. Actually cottontail rabbits are on the increase here after many years of population decline. Maybe their predators are on the increase too.Delete
Oh wow, so many wonderful firsts. Foxes, what a treat. I've only ever seen one fox around here and that was years ago. Coyotes are more common but I don't mind them because they'll go for the rodents too. Anything that reduces the rodent population is welcome in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle. Agree with you that rodents are best when in very small numbers.Delete
Lovely selection of firsts this week! I love the look of the mammoth melting snow peas, they must be lusciousReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathryn. I'm not quite sure about the MM snow peas yet. I'll write a review after more experience with them.Delete
Wonderful harvests! How do you find the Mammoth Melting - this is the first time I'm growing them and they are ok (I like that they are climbers too), but I think the Oregon Sugar pod were a lot sweeter.ReplyDelete
You can send those kits out our way when they are done in your yard ;)
Thanks, Margaret. I agree, the MM are "ok." I'll wait awhile before I give them the thumbs up or down. Sorry, the foxes are not for sale.Delete
Great looking first fruits! And you beat me on the shishitos, mine aren't even blooming yet. I'm growing Mellow Star based on your reports (I think) from last year.ReplyDelete
Yes, these are Mellow Star. The reason I have early ones is I didn't pick off the flowers they formed before transplanting--I didn't want to wait! Hopefully they'll produce more!ReplyDelete
Nice firsts. My peas are long gone. I have grown regular Bleushokkers, but not in awhile. I would keep planting my own seed, just be sure to collect from only dark purple pods. You must not have chickens if you are welcoming the foxes. ;-)ReplyDelete