This has been a great week of harvesting here in my Sanctuary Garden! I was almost overwhelmed with lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and snap beans. We’re eating lots of salads, and I pickled beans and cucumbers. Yesterday, I made almost a dozen stuffed peppers. And more are coming. I picked my first cherry tomato yesterday, and a few Mortgage Lifter, blue and Roma tomatoes are almost ready! This is my favorite part of gardening.
On Monday, I harvested so many beans – I had to pickle them! A few cucumbers, pepperoncini (the obviously hybrid ones – color of pepperoncini but shaped like a bell pepper with a combined taste), and some of my raspberries.
Tuesday was a banner day for cucumbers. My squash aren’t producing well…again. I don’t see signs of the feared squash borer, but they stopped flowering for some reason. I valued this one yellow squash!
Wednesday, I harvested enough lettuce to fill my basket! Amazing harvest for the middle of June, I think.
Thursday was a great day for beans, peppers, and cucumbers. My raspberries are ripening daily, and I’m averaging a couple dozen a day now.
Yesterday was pepper harvest day, obviously! Green bells, cubanelles, and pepperoncini (the hybrid looking ones). More cucumbers and raspberries, too. And, my first Riesentraube cherry tomato!
The dark green cucumbers in the picture above are Long Green Improved cucumbers, an heirloom variety. I pick them before they’re fully grown then slice them for breakfast (skins on). They’re crisp and have an intense cucumber flavor.
Next week, I should be able to harvest the tomatoes that are starting to ripen now. Hopefully, I’ll have some zucchini and squash blossoms for a future harvest of that. I miss my summer squash!
The summer solstice is next week, and my garden is showing it. What are you harvesting from your garden?