These are Sungold tomatoes, which are deliciously sweet cherry tomatoes. For me this is the true indication that summer has arrived.
However, I have a sad tomato story. On Saturday I was weeding around the tomatoes and there were five ripe Sungolds. My basket was on the other side of the garden, so I picked the little tomatoes and put them in the path so that I would see them. I continued on with my gardening and when I came back to collect my little tomatoes, they were gone! Instead of tomatoes, there was a guilty looking Domino!
Good thing he has those sad eyes and the pathetic, "are you mad at me?" look that makes it hard for me to stay angry.
There was an abundance of other veggies this week. I harvested most of the broccoli heads, which amounted to a little over 6 lbs.
We had steamed broccoli for several meals, but with the abundance of broccoli I froze the rest. This was one of my gardening goals for this year: grow enough broccoli to freeze.
My banana peppers are doing very well and I harvested over 2 lbs, which I used to can some pepper rings that I will post about later this week.
I've switched to one of my summer greens, amaranth. The aphid explosion I had earlier this year seems to have gotten better. These get cooked with eggs for breakfast along with any other random veggies I have on hand.
I'm still harvesting the New Mama Super Sweet corn. I am obsessed with grilling corn although the last time I meant to set a timer and got distracted online and almost burnt it!
Some of the ears are only partially filled, which may be due to poor pollination or insects (Japanese beetles or earwigs) eating the silks. I've also run into some ears with corn earworms. I usually just take out the worm, cut out the bad spots and continue with my corn eating. Organic gardening and eating isn't for those that are squimish about bugs!
Other harvests this week include cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, okra and bell peppers.
I have been making and eating cucumber salads this week. I will need to start pickling soon.
I also discovered I way to cook okra that isn't slimy and disgusting! You can read about it here. J got to eat his first ever okra and said it is was fine, luckily he wasn't witness to the slimy blob of okra I had prior to cooking!
Broccoli 6.3 lbs
Onion 1.5 lbs
Amaranth 4.6 oz
Summer squash 2.4 lbs
Peppers 2.3 lbs
Okra 5.7 oz
Corn 5.4 lbs
Cucumber 7.9 lbs
Green beans 15.1 oz
Tomatoes 2 oz
Yearly harvests: 185 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting, check out Harvest Monday on Our Happy Acres.