I didn’t harvest much from the garden this past week. Not that there was little to harvest, but because I’m saving the harvest until Wednesday. Why? That’s the day to submit home-grown produce and herbs to the competition at the county fair! By waiting until that day, I’ll have the best harvest available to pick from – and it’ll be absolutely fresh. Yet, in spite of the wait, I still harvested a 2.5 pound pumpkin (well, it fell off the vine unripe), 2 1/4 pounds of butter peas (shelled), my first greens (5 ounces), and 2 tomatoes.
HARVEST OCTOBER 21:
I wanted a salad for supper and harvested my first greens to augment the salad. Tender arugula and escarole tasted wonderfully spicy and sweet, respectively.
HARVEST OCTOBER 24:
Somehow, this pumpkin fell off the vine while unripe. Has anyone ever eaten an unripe pumpkin? Is it like squash? I’ll be finding out this week.
I harvested a full basket of Dixie speckled butter peas.
After shelling, I had 2 1/4 pounds of butter peas. Now that’s a mess o’ beans!
HARVEST OCTOBER 25:
I’m harvesting tomatoes…in October! I love it!
What are you harvesting from your garden?