Harvest Monday (June 11, 2012)
Finally! We have heirlooms!
Tomatoes, that is.
Now I’m not going to lie and tell you that I didn’t mind losing 3 nice-sized green zebras to… something. A critter that was not The Murderer, because The Murderer was inside sleeping when it happened. Some other critter. Since there was no other damage to the tomato plants and no sign of tomato carnage, it’s almost as if some person plucked those tomatoes right off the vine.
But I have one that wasn’t ripe yet that got left behind, and a Cherokee Purple, along with a handful of Supersweet 100s and Porters that all combine to weigh one perfect pound!
We also have taters. Once again, we lost some to rot. I’m not sure what is going on there. Brand new bed, with excellent organic matter, compost, soil, etc., layered with pine straw. No green potatoes, but some rotten ones. And their total weight topped a pound–1 pound, 2.3 ounces.
You can also see the pintos in this pic. I missed the fact that they were drying on the vine. That’s okay. I bought some fresh pintos and cooked last week, so these will give us good beans for planting next year. Bite me, Monsanto! I plant heirlooms that don’t have your patent, you scum-sucking bottom-feeders of society.
But the star of this week’s harvest is George the costata romanesca. Having read that this is a predecessor to the more typical zucchini that has richer, nuttier flavor, I wanted to find out for myself. And yes, this is one delicious squash.
A pound of ruby chard (that I cooked the way the Resident Storm Chaser prefers, with bacon drippins and water and salt, nuthin else). I’m pleased with the way this stuff grows in the heat, and this doesn’t include the holey chard I discarded because something had been eating it:
And finally, a salad I made with canned salmon and a few kidney beans–and goodies from the garden. Scallions (the real ones, from Welsh onions), and fresh dill, green zebra tomatoes, Porter tomatoes and Supersweet 1oos. Just a wee drizzle of Caesar salad dressing.
I just made myself hungry. I’m going to fix one for lunch.
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