July 11, 2016

Harvest Monday, 7/11/16

Cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and green beans are still trickling in. We've been getting lots of big rain storms passing through last week. The plants are looking greener than ever and not having to water the garden has been wonderful.
The plants had put on so much growth, I actually had trouble tying up the tomato plants and knocked a couple green tomatoes off. Luckily the green tomatoes were fairly small.  :)

A couple of Homestead tomatoes ripened and they're very small, not much bigger than a cherry tomato. I looked up a couple of reviews and people said that this variety gets smaller the hotter it gets. Strangely enough, the tomatoes swelled quickly but once it got truly hot they just stopped growing and eventually ripened instead.
A handful of Asian greens and some basil gets picked for soup occasionally. Mibun, tatsoi, and mizuna  make up this handful and you can tell the flea beetles have been at the leaves.
And of course summer squash marks the highlight of a summer garden. It looks like the pattypan squash are starting to blossom, so they're not far behind.

My parents have been visiting this week, so I have to keep this simple. I hope everybody is enjoying the summer weather. It's shaping up to be a decent summer, no huge gluts to speak of but hopefully there'll be many good things in the future.

Please join us at Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.


Eight Gate Farm NH said...

Nice looking harvests Phuong. The only thing we presently have in common is the Asian greens, so you can bet I'm envious.

David Velten said...

Nice to see those summer vegetables rolling in. With all that rain you are luckyg the tomatoes have not split on you. If you get tired of it, you can send some rain our way.

Dave @ HappyAcres said...

Looks like the summer veggies are kicking in for you. That yellow squash looks perfect. We got lots of rain too last week. It does make the garden grow, but also the weeds!

Julie said...

We've been getting evening thunderstorms too, which is a nice relief from the heat. Your tomatoes and squash look lovely- definitely looks like summer in your part of the world!

Michelle said...

Still waiting for the tomatoes here, but the squash and beans are rolling in. Your yellow squash are beautiful, such a lovely color.

Mark Willis said...

I hope you have been feeding your parents with fresh home-grown produce! No ripe tomatoes yet in my garden - lack of sunshine is the cause!

Margaret said...

Squash and tomatoes...a true taste of summer! I was out tying up my tomatoes yesterday too - not exactly a task I enjoy which is likely why I left it a little too long.