It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. We harvested a lot of fruit and veggies last week, and I will mostly let the photos tell the story. Saturday morning’s harvest was larger than usual, with blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, broccoli, squash and a few cherry tomatoes. It was the first harvest of the year for the Centercut and Korean avocado squashes, as well as the Sunpeach tomatoes.
Two Tempest yellow squash plants are keeping us supplied. This is my favorite yellow squash, with a drier and sweeter flesh than most other varieties.
The greenhouse cucumbers are suffering under our recent heat wave, but we are getting plenty to eat. Nokya and Corinto are two longtime favorites of mine.
I cut one Stonehead cabbage last week. I plant to make more kraut out of this one, which is my favorite way to preserve cabbage.
I pulled more Kossak kohlrabi too, and these weighed in the 24-32 ounce range. I plan to use these for fermenting as well.
I got the first Korean avocado squash of the season last week. These are a moschata type that are usually used at the green stage, and have a rich flavor I really enjoy. I have Teot Bat Put and Early Bulam varieties planted these year, trained up remesh trellises.
I don’t get photos of all the harvests, and certainly not all the summer squashes when they are rolling in like they are now. I used a couple of the zucchini to make Zucchini Rollatini last week, along with some of last year’s tomato sauce from the freezer. I sauteed some of our broccoli to go with it, and it made for a tasty meal.
We have lots of flowers blooming now, and I want to show off one thing that I am especially fond of. The Wave petunias I started from seed are putting on quite a show now. We have them in planters in several locations, and this one is next to our driveway.
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 please take a minute and check out what everyone is harvesting!