This week was an explosive week in the harvesting department! The first full sized tomatoes were picked on Wednesday. 2 Early Girl and 3 Striped Roman tomatoes:
We headed to the garden to do some major weeding and prep work for the fall on Saturday. When we got there we had discovered one of the striped roman tomatoes was collapsing out of it's cage under the weight of all the tomatoes that were on it! For the sake of the rest of the tomato plants we pulled the plant and took home all of the green tomatoes. We also grabbed a few cranberry red potatoes, some baby onions, 3 more ripe tomatoes, and a hungarian wax pepper:
We ended up picking 2 more ripe tomatoes, and some small bunches of Basil, Chives, and Sage yesterday which didn't make it into a photo.
Harvest Totals this week:
1.55 oz Cherry Tomatoes (including the first cherry tomatoes from 7/22)
2.84 lbs Tomatoes
3.44 lbs Green Tomatoes
4.25 oz Potato
1.05 oz Onion
.50 oz Hungarian Pepper
.55 oz Sage
.65 oz Basil
.45 oz Chives
Weekly Total: 6.75 lbs/3.06 kg
Seasonal Total: 11.394 lbs/5.168 kg
Harvest Totals have been updated.
Now that full sized tomatoes have certainly been harvested, the tomato watch is over. I'll note the first harvests and keep track for next year!
Another First harvest this week:
2 undersized Cranberry Bean pods had already dried out, yielding 4 Ottawa Cranberry Beans. The beans came from Daphne by way of Ottawa Gardener.
If you want to see what others are harvesting or share in your own bounty, stop by Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday.