This Morning's Harvest

This Morning's Harvest
Yard long beans, Filet and yellow beans, squash, cucumbers and Sungold Cherry tomatoes

This Week's Harvest

  • Melons - Crenshaw, Honeydew, Watermelon (yellow/orange flesh)
  • Basil - All summer(small leaf), Genovese (large leaf)
  • Peppers - Serrano -hot
  • Eggplant - Orient Express, Dancer
  • Garlic
  • Yard Long Beans - Green and purple
  • Beans - Purple Velour filets, Concador filets, Fortex pole, Carson yellow wax, Northeaster flat italian
  • Squash - Mix of Zucchini & yellow squash
  • Onions - Yellow Granex, Burgundy
  • Beets - Chioggia, Blankoma
  • Scallions - large size purple and white

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Vegetables coming in!

We have alot of new vegetables just beginning to come in.
The eggplants are a little slow producing. We have two Heirloom varieties, Rosa Bianca (in the photo above) and Orient Express which is a dark purple long variety. Both are really tasty.
The sweet corn is in. They are nice and sweet and tender. This is my first year growing corn. I've never had the space to plant but I'm really pleased with the first crop.
The watermelon is a Rainbow variety. They look different on the outside, but I've only cut into one and it was dark on the outside with yellow flesh. The taste was great, sweet but not sticky sweet and light. So, when you get one, it will be a surprise when you cut into it, kinda like Christmas!! Should be either yellow, orange, pink or red.
The yard long beans are really good. The green Gita variety is coming in this week, the Red Noodle will be a few weeks from now. They look funny but taste really good. Nice green bean flavor without strings. You can cook them whole or cut them to a smaller size.
The Spaghetti squash has been attacked by every fungus and bug you can name....I'll definitely try another variety next year. So, the sizes are mostly small but the taste is still really good. The Butternut is almost ready, next week for sure.
The tomatoes are coming in this week. I have mostly Heirloom and a few hybrids. There are two green varieties, Aunt Ruby and Green Zebra. The Aunt Ruby is a great beefsteak type w/nice sorta spicy taste. The Green Zebra is a small to med. size with really nice tomato taste. Also have Brandywine most are familiar with, Cherokee Purple with darker fruit, green shoulders, Black Krim which is similar to the Cherokee purple.

If you have a great recipe, please post it or send me an email. There is a Swiss Chard Cathy posted below in a comment(save that one for fall when we have more Chard) and a Cherry tomato I posted this morning below.