It was a great week of harvests last week. I picked my first lima beans, Amish paste tomato, honeydew melon, and white watermelon – along with everything else. All total, I harvested 1 (2 pound) honeydew melon, 1 (9 pound) white watermelon, 13 cucumbers, 1/2 pound of snap beans (they’re just about done), 1.5 pounds of lima beans (shelled), 3 pounds of eggplant, 1.5 pounds of peppers, and 11 pounds of tomatoes! I think it’s time to put up some tomatoes.
In each picture, identification of the items in the basket start at the top and go clockwise.
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For those new to my site, the “mystery hot pepper” is from seed I got from a friend. I have no idea what it is (the package was labeled sweet red pepper), but it was so good, I saved seed from my crop last year and grew it again this year.
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I didn’t have time to do a thorough harvest the day before of all the lima beans ready, so I finished the task on this day. What a job! Over an hour to harvest and a couple hours to shell.
I didn’t mean to harvest this honeydew melon, but it fell off the vine when I was picking the one next to it to throw away (because it had a huge insect hole in it). It’s close to ripe, but I’m not sure yet if it is. I’m letting it sit on my counter for a few days before cutting it.
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Slow day in the garden this day. 😉
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My first watermelon!
What are you harvesting from your garden?