It's time once again for a Harvest Monday update from Eight Gate Farm. Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast at the beginning of the week, and roared up the eastern seaboard leaving destruction in its wake. Lucky for us, we were at its northern edge, and only received heavy rain Wednesday night. I have a friend in New Orleans, and he's been without power for days, with no firm date when it will be restored. Not a pleasant situation in a very hot and humid climate!
I'll start as usual with the "first harvests" of the season. Biquinho peppers are a Brazillian delicacy, and I love growing them here as they are so adorable. They are traditionally served pickled, and that's what we'll do when we get enough.
|Biquinho red and yellow|
I pulled the entire crop of "Talon" yellow storage onions. This is my first time growing this variety, and I have to say I'm impressed. It takes two photographs to show it all.
|More Talon onions|
|Ambition F1 shallots|
|Monday tomato harvest|
|Wednesday tomato harvest|