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

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Army Worms.....

The last few weeks have been a challenge. Many of you may have either heard on the news or experienced yourself the wrath of the army worm (a cutworm variety). We have been battling them for a few weeks now and it looks like they have finally moved on. They didn't leave much vegetation behind. Our pastures fared okay but the garden took a beating. I've had to replant all my seedlings (broccoli, cabbage,cauliflower) except the collards...not sure why they left these mostly alone and alot of seeds. They decimated the Chard. Oh well, such as life. The birds are all well fed at least!!

Our pears are coming in and they are great. The tree is at least 20 years old and I do not remember the variety but they are the old timey harder baking pears. We eat them right off the tree (usually peeled) or make pear sauce with them...I'm sure they are good in any baking, but I don't bake much..