Monday, August 8, 2011
Finally Harvesting Tomatoes
Today's harvest. This is all I could manage to carry from the garden this evening. I was soaked from being there for about an hour. I'm sure that I lost a pound or two there. My hair was dripping by the time I reached the back door. I literally fall in. I tried to pull a few weeds, add water to the compost bins and harvest these veggies. I felt like I had gone a few rounds at the gym. The humidity is incredible in these parts in August.
There's more jalapenos, banana peppers, green peppers, and onions to be picked. I'll head out early in the morning to collect those. I'm quite pleased with my tomato harvest. I have a combination of Celebrity, Better Boy, Big Beef, Roma and Amish Paste. I'll be more adventurous with my tomatoes next year. The little green fellow was accidentally plucked, lol. I didn't weigh my harvest, but I can hardly lift the bowl. I'll be canning these along with peaches and Salsa this week-end. I plan to blanch and freeze fresh corn and green beans as well. My daughter loves pickled cauliflower, banana peppers and carrots. I'll make up a few jars for her to take home during her Labor Day visit.
My Sweet 100 is loaded. Oh what to do with those? Do you see my Chili Pepper? It's my first of the season. I am pleased with my red onions. I didn't plant many, but those that I did plant look great. I'll be adding most to the Salsa and saving a few for burgers this week-end.
It's going to be a busy week-end for me. I need to plant my peas and carrots. I'll be making baby food with those. I'm a little behind on that endeavor. What have you harvested this week? Leave me a comment and I'll visit.