Harvest Monday July 20, 2020

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. We’re keeping well supplied with squash and cucumbers these days, and have had enough to start giving them away. I’ve been freezing squash for use later, and we’ve been eating a lot of it. I’ve harvest 90 pounds so far, and that’s just the summer types.

assortment of squash and cucumbers

One of my favorite things to do with the cucumbers is make Quick Refrigerator Pickles. I make them often during cucumber season and they make for a cool and easy side dish.

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

The 7082 cucumbers have done quite well for me this year in the greenhouse, which is where I’m growing all my cucumbers. These make great pickles, and that’s what I have been using most of this variety for.

7082 cucumbers

But wait – there’s more squash! This time paired with an assortment of small-fruited tomatoes. We haven’t got any big tomatoes yet, but the small ones are keeping us well supplied now. I even had enough of the Juliet tomatoes to dehydrate a couple of trays worth of them.

harvest of squash and tomatoes

tomatoes

dehydrating Juliet tomatoes

The blackberries are winding down, and my wife has declared an end to the blueberries. It was a great year for them, not so good for the blackberries.

blackberries

The small-fruited eggplants aren’t done for yet though. The striped Fairy Tale and dark purple Patio Baby have been prolific this year. Both are growing in containers, sitting outside the greenhouse.

Fairy Tale and Patio Baby eggplant

We got our first big eggplant last week, and it went on an eggplant sandwich we have for lunch one day. The beans got roasted in the oven, and showed up alongside Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats.

Galine eggplant and Orient beans

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats with roasted green beans

I pulled the last of the spring cabbages to make room for a fall planting of collard greens. It has been a good year for cabbage, and I have even frozen some for use later in soups. I also made some sauerkraut with one head of it, and gave another head to a friend to enjoy.

cabbages and eggplant

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!


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