The Taxi tomato plant gave up its last fruit. This variety is always the first to arrive and the first to depart. Still, I can't complain about the 50+ sweet fruits it gave us in its short life.
And the "Illusion" all-white sweet corn was completely picked over and the stalks cut for fall decorations. In the photo, some of the cobs look white but this is just a trick of light. We ate what we could from this final harvest, and the rest were cut for "niblets" for the freezer. Then The Kitchen Goddess boiled the cobs to make corn broth.
But don't cry for me! The next day I harvested the first of the "Montauk" bi-color corn.
By the way, "synergistic" means it's bred to have a certain ratio (varies by variety) of "Sugary Enhanced" (se) and "Supersweet" (sh2) genes. It's careful breeding, not GMO. The advantages to synergistic are many: excellent sweetness, tenderness, good field-holding ability, and what's called "cool-soil vigor." I hedge the bet by buying seed that is treated with an organic fungicide. If you've struggled to grow sweet corn, I suggest you try a synergistic variety.
The first "Halona" muskmelons were fully-ripe this week. They are fantastic.
I set out three little Walking Onion bulbs last fall when I planted garlic, and they produced this for me. I didn't let them "walk," but they should still keep producing over the years.
Also, the first "Jimmy Nardello's" and a "King of the North" bell pepper. Normally I don't grow bells, but I scored a free seed packet and wanted to see how it produces. I was waiting for it to turn red, but it detached itself.
|Jimmy Nardello's (left) and King of the North|
For ongoing harvests, here is a sampling:
From TKG's community garden plot:
|4th of July tomato, and Imperial Star artichoke.|
Once again, a long post! If you made it this far I admire your persistence. Thanks for reading, and thanks as always to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for running the Harvest Monday forum that lets us show off our harvests.