Here’s my two pounds worth to contribute to Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne’s Dandelions.
This is my entire 4-square-foot corn harvest (plus the one I picked the day before). A couple of them may have filled out a little more, but I had left the corn too long the last time I planted corn and didn’t want to take a chance. So, we have five ears of corn, three lemon cucumbers, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and one pickling cucumber.
Here we have a guest Harvest Artist. This is my niece. She couldn’t work the veggies in the bowl into her “artwork.” So, we have 1 strawberry, a bunch of cherry tomatoes, four lemon cucumbers and two beefsteak tomatoes.
Here we’ve got two cucumbers. Somehow I missed them because I would have picked them before they got so big. But I’m glad I did miss them. They tasted so much sweeter and were so much jucier than the ones that I’ve been picking while they’ve been small.
And here is today’s harvest: 4 (mini) fennel bulbs, 1 ripe Aztec tomato, 4 green Aztec tomatoes (the branch had bent and the tomatoes were laying on the ground), 1 squash, 1 pickling cucumber, a bunch of cherry tomatoes, 27 (I know it’s hard to see them) habanero peppers, and four lemon cucumbers. The big, round, orange lemon cucumber was one I missed. It’s going to be the seed for next year. Yeah, it’s a hybird, but I’m curious to see what will grow from the second generation of seeds.
Here are two peppers growing on the plant that had the four fennel plants in the same pot. I read somewhere that fennel interferes with the growth of some plants. Since I don’t really eat them, I just went ahead and pulled them out. They are pretty plants, though.
Here’s the plant that all of the habanero peppers came from:It’s doing so much better than the in-ground habaneros. I’m hoping that by removing all of the peppers on the plant it will trigger another growth spurt with more flowers for another round of peppers before it gets too cold. I gave all but four of them to my mother-in-law and her husband today.
If you remember the container egg plant with the two volunteer tomato plants, here’s a picture of that.I’ve had a number of egg plant flowers, but not a single fruit has developed. Whatever the problem is, it’s not affecting the tomato plants. They’re growing and flowering and making little tomatoes.
We’ve had warmer weather the last few days. Between that and my making a decision to water more I can actually see a difference in the plants.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ve been up and moving most of the day and I’m just a little too tired to think straight. So, goodnite, Folks.