The basil is still going strong. I had to cut it back by half again as it was threatening to bloom. This half pound of basil was all from a single plant. All the other plants were ripped out to make way for lettuce (which I'm hoping has time to grow for a harvest). I didn't harvest the parsley, but it has all grown back too and it getting out of control. I wonder if my townhouse mates need some dried parsley. The other part of this harvest is a pound of chard. The leaf miners have come back so I'm going to keep it harvested every week from now on to make my chore of looking for their eggs easier.
Since we were getting some wet weather this last week. I went out and picked all the dried beans. I shelled them in front of the TV as usual. It makes the chore go faster.
I'm just so surprised by the tomatoes this year. Last year my tomato harvest ended in the first week of September. I had all the tomatoes ripped out by then. This year I have about half of them ripped out, but I still have some very productive tomatoes. the Cherokee Purples put out a nice flush, but the cherries are still going strong too. And I get an occasional Market Miracle or Amish Paste. They are all sick to some degree, but not dying. And strangely they all have different symptoms. I think the only real healthy plant is GabrielleAnn. The Sungold progeny is doing amazingly well. It has grown up over my 7' fence and is now using my neighbor's lilac bush as a trellis. I can't pick the fruit they are too high, but it has been an amazing plant this year. I wish it were sweeter though. It isn't as sweet as a real Sungold.
The cucumber harvest (no photo) is slowing down dramatically. The squirrels have found that they are very tasty and they take the little tiny ones to eat. I think I might get one or two here from now on, but not very many. I've some weird thing happen to the cucumbers. I get the occasionally one that is yellower on the inside than normal. And these are very very sweet. Almost like a melon and not like a cucumber. All the cukes have been getting sweeter as time goes on, but not like those few yellowish ones. Has anyone else had this happen to them? I made some refrigerator pickles out of the pickles and put the really sweet one from this harvest on top. I'm curious about how they will taste.
- Beans 1.24 lbs
- Cucurbits 1.04 lbs
- Greens 0.98 lbs
- Herbs 0.55 lbs
- Pepper 0.06 lbs
- Tomato 10.24 lbs
- Spent this week: $0
- Total harvested this week 14.11 lbs
- Total for the year 251.35 lbs
- 2010 Tally $742.06
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