Monday, June 21, 2010

Harvest Monday June 21, 2010

This week the garden brought more tomatoes and cucumbers.. and this is just the beginning! I'll give a complete update tomorrow, but I have good reasons to hope that these little harvests are just the beginning.

This week we also saw our first (and close to last) blueberries, the first cutting of basil (which was wonderful as pesto and tossed in salads), and our first jalopenos. They began to darken due to sun scald, so I'll need to figure out how to prevent that asap.

21 oz Cucumbers
18oz Cherry Tomatoes
5oz Blueberries
4oz Basil
2oz Jalopenos

Not everything is pictured, but this is most of it:

This post has been a part of Daphne's Harvest Monday. You can join in on the fun here!


Erin said...

Wow, you have blueberries??! We have our first jalapenos but still not close to blueberries yet, good for you!

Annie's Granny said...

Oh, man! I think everyone is getting their first tomatoes except me! My cucumbers haven't even begun to blossom, but I don't like cucumbers, so I don't care. I'm waiting for corn and tomatoes...yum.

johanna said...

All are just too precious.

Allison at Novice Life said...

What a good looking cucumber!

Ribbit said...

I'm tomato dancing right with you! We need to combine tomatoes and cucumbers. Maybe Granny can foot us some lettuce!

Annie's Granny said...

Hmmmm....I wonder how much lettuce I can get in one of those UPS boxes.

Angela said...

Nice tomatoes, mine are still green little balls.

You can protect your peppers from sun scald by giving them shade. I use greenhouse type 40% shade cloth against the western sun, and if it gets too hot, I put it also in the east side of the bed, and if the problem is still not gone I increase the shade. Some plants need more or less shade depending on how well their leaves cover the fruit.

Daphne said...

Oh yum blueberries. I so love them. They would make a great addition to my raspberries on my cereal every morning - if they lasted that long.

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Wow - great pictures. I have basil envy - can't ever seem to get mine as lovely as yours. Keep up the fantastic work!