I have plenty of new harvests to report this week. And because I can not contain my excitement any longer, I have to report my most anticipated veggie of the year: the tomato. My first tomato was a yellow pear at a whopping 0.2 oz, but oh so tasty!
Also this week I harvested my first eggplant (5.2 oz). I'm growing an heirloom variety called Little Spooky. They are smaller, white eggplants and legend says they are suppose to scare away evil spirits from your garden at night. Do squirrels count as evil spirits?
The peppers are slowly but surely growing with 1 oz of hot banana peppers and 5 oz of bell peppers. The bell peppers are a rainbow mix, so it's exciting to see what colors I have.
The cucumbers continue producing with 5.3 lbs this week, although the plants are starting to not look so good- yellowing and browning leaves. I just started some seeds, so hopefully the current plants can hang on until some new ones can replace them.
I also stumbled upon a little (0.4 oz) red onion hiding in a bed, but no picture.
As for squash, I was happy to harvest a 5.5 lbs hubbard squash. These squash plants were my trap crop for the vine borers, so I was not expecting to get any.
I also harvested 1.7 lbs tromboncino squash:
And how could I forget my first green bean harvest (3.2 oz):
Not included in the weights, but a first ever harvest for me is chamomile:
Weekly total: 14.98 lbsYearly total: 85.44 lbs worth $166.20
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week, to see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.