I forgot to bring my totals with me but I didn't want to miss another week. So I'm linking into the party over at Daphne's Dandelions to show off harvest from all over the world.
This weeks harvest is really to celebrate the end of the 'Spring' tomato harvest. The fall tomato plants are chitting and I'm sure that their harvest will be abundant as well. I have a few green tomatoes still out on the vine but not many.
*sigh* It's bittersweet. I still have tomatillos coming in so it's not the end of the world, but it's going to be a rough 2 months until I get another round of slicers like this one. Thank goodness I still have Tom's Everglades and 2 other vines still hanging in to try to get me by.
Hot peppers are still coming in and this coming week I should a have a couple of bells to show off as well. Nothing huge, but heck - bells in this heat are something worth talking about! I just have to keep she-devil away from them!
Also in this week was the worlds smallest cantalope, butternut squash and watermelon. I think the 6+ inches of rain we got just set them to ripen much sooner than anyone had anticipated. I didn't take pictures of any of them because they were down right embarrassing. The butternut squash was the size of - a business card! Yes, about 3" long...and YES it was fully mature. and yummy, just TINY. The watermelon weighed a whopping .75 pound and the cantaloupe fragrant as can be, sweet beyond my wildest dreams - was the size of a tennis ball. Yup. seriously. And the vine died from the excessive rain combined with 'the incident' so there will be no more of them. Well, no more for now. I'll start more vines. Maybe in the fall I'll get a few more to share. I've got another teeny watermelon growing on the vine and it hasn't taken on any more size in the last 10 days so I think it's time I said good by to it. If the next melon does the same I'm going to rip out all the vines, get some manure to dig in and start over. I don't know what gives, but something went wrong in the vine patch!
Till next time!