Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Do It Yourself
We’ve been harvesting cucumbers since May, cherry tomatoes since mid-May, but this is our first substantial harvest of the year:
This is beth alpha cucumbers, gioia della mensa tomatoes, cream sausage tomatoes, sungold tomatoes, helios radishes, and tropepo rosso onions. The orchard baby corn will be harvested in the second week of July, and the sugar baby watermelons about a week after that.
The golden crescent beans are starting to put out pods, they are destined for vegetable soups. The red rice beans have been planted at the base of the corn and will twine up the stalks. The daikon radish nears harvest time, and new pots of carrots will be started soon.
The peppers are all flowering, with several HUGE fruits already on the red bell plant. The poblano plant holds multiple little green strawberry-shaped peppers. The strawberry plants themselves are getting larger every day, should start to bloom soon. The various melons are running around and over everything in their path.
We haven’t shopped for anything other than potatoes in the grocery store produce section in weeks, and it’s been wonderful.