Harvest Monday — May 21, 2012
Oh, this was a week. A week, I tell you. But before we talk about this week, I will dip back in time to last week and the tragedy that I forgot to mention last Monday.
My Adirondack Blue taters rotted in the pot. Didn’t have good drainage at the bottom and I never saw trouble until the last two or three weeks. If I’d dumped it sooner I probably would have saved some, but as it was, the entire pot smelled like rotten potatoes and the only three sizable ones were well on their way to rotting. There were some little ones and after I washed them they didn’t smell like rot. I don’t know whether to trust them or not. So right now they’re just looking pretty.
Okay, that tragedy out of the way. Live and learn. Next up, the murder of the Early Girl.
I am still unable to talk about it. The dog is still alive. That’s all I’m saying on the subject.
And now–the good stuff.
I harvested basil and made pesto. Yay!
I got another couple of tiny Supersweet 100s.
I harvested my very first
costata romanesca George! (Too early, I’m pretty sure. You look and tell me. It was greener on the day it bloomed than it is now. That’s odd if you ask me. See?)
These two strawberries didn’t last long enough for the photo shoot so I’ll show them here:
One thing that excited me was I picked two pasilla peppers! I first read about them in a Rick Bayless recipe and went to the supermarket looking for some. They turn black when they’re dried. Didn’t find them, forgot about it. Fast forward a few months and I find a pasilla chile plant. Yay! I am now drying them. If you see them in the picture they look a little shriveled. I assume this is a good thing.
And finally, the grand tally and (most of) the photo evidence.
My first week to get more than a pound of something!
1 lb. 7.3 oz. yellow squash, for the win! (some of which got eaten before the photo shoot)
.48 oz Supersweet 100 tomatoes (mine look nothing like the monster on that page, drat it)
7.12 oz. Adirondack blue potatoes (which may not be edible, I dunno)
1.7 oz of George (and yes, looking at that picture, I mos def picked too soon)
.96 oz of pasilla pepper
3.14 oz of genovese basil
Now. Either post your own pics so we can go see them, or go see the others at daphne’s. It’s harvest Monday!