Monday, July 10, 2023

Harvest Monday - 10 July 2023

Hello again from Eight Gate Farm! This weekend brought some relief from the oppressive (by our standards) heat and humidity. Now, while I'd rather be too hot than too cold, at some point it makes the garden chores even more of a chore. So they get deferred. On a positive note, the tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers are starting to put on some strong growth, after languishing for many weeks in the cool, rainy weather.

I managed to eke out a few harvests, including some "firsts of the season." One of these was Green Magic (F1) broccoli, a variety I'm trying for the first time. It's supposed to not mind summer temperatures. We'll see how that pans out.

Green Magic hybrid broccoli

Another new harvest was Orazio fennel, which I've been growing for several years, and am happy with its performance. To be honest, I haven't tried any other variety.

Orazio hybrid fennel
For continuing harvests, I picked another iceberg lettuce head. I really like iceberg more than any other lettuce.

Iceberg lettuce

Also a generous picking of loose-leaf lettuce.

Assorted loose-leaf lettuce

I picked that last three kohlrabi. We really enjoy it cut into spears and added to salads.

Kolibri hybrid kohlrabi

And another bunch o' bunching onions. 

Nabechan hybrid scallions

The Kitchen Goddess and her mother spent all Saturday morning working at the community garden plot they share. "Mom' went home with an impressive haul, their first harvest of the season. TKG likes to document them this way.

Community garden harvest

That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks as always to Dave at for hosting Harvest Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Your bunch of onions looks great! I just never seem to have much luck with them.