Even though it’s been extremely hot and humid for weeks, my garden is still producing enough for enjoying right away with a little extra for preserving. (I know I’ll have harvests out my ears once it cools down a little!) This week, I harvested 14 cucumbers, 1 (almost 6 lb) white watermelon, 1 (half-pound) butternut squash, a half pound of snap beans (last harvest until I replant), almost a pound of lima beans (shelled), 3.4 pounds of eggplant, 6.6 pounds of peppers, and 19.5 pounds of tomatoes!
In the pictures, the description of the produce is listed from the top, clockwise.
HARVEST ON JULY 1:
For those who are new, my “mystery hot peppers” are from seed I was given a couple years ago. (I’ve been saving my own seed.) The lemon drop peppers are supposed to be yellow, but these fell off the plant unripe and were good enough to keep. (They still carry heat when unripe!)
And the tomatoes are still coming…
HARVEST ON JULY 2:
A good day harvesting in the garden!
I cooked up the first batch of these butter beans after the last harvest, and they were so creamy and tender! (Try my Italian Butter Beans.)
This is my last snap bean harvest until I plant again this week.
HARVEST ON JULY 5:
This was a banner day in the garden!
I had to empty my extra large basket so I could refill it!
I think, with this harvest, I have enough hot peppers to make this season’s first batch of hot pepper jam.
I harvested another white watermelon, too.
HARVEST ON JULY 6:
Quite the harvests for a week, don’t you think? It’s what summer is about!
What are you harvesting?