Monday, June 21, 2010

Harvest Monday!

We have harvested our first four cherry tomatoes this week (Three from a Sweet 100, and one from the Sweet Million) and the first two were popped into our mouths before I had an opportunity to take a picture, and the third into the dog's, and the last into the hubby's mouth again. I also harvested some scallions to put in some little quiches that I made yesterday.

Here's what we'll be picking today, since I'm certain they won't make it inside either.

The temps have been in the upper 90's for the past week, and it appears this week will be no different, in fact the highs for the next two days according to are 100.

It's so hot outside that I just don't want to be out there anymore! There are definitely some weeds gaining leverage I've even got a cantaloupe (I think...) plant growing among my pepper plants that has begun to blossom. I haven't been able to bring myself to pull it out, even though a plant can be a weed depending on its location.

My eggplant put out a bloom. It's pretty neat looking, I've never seen an eggplant growing before, so I'm pretty excited just to get to watch.
I can't wait to be bringing in bowls of tomatoes daily. That'll be when I'm taking loads of pictures for harvest monday :)


  1. I love eggplant flowers, even the plants themselves are so neat and tidy! Unfortunately I don't like eggplant much LOL, but I do puree it in with my tomato sauces! I agree about the heat, it has had me dreaming of ripping out my garden in the middle of the night and giving up sometimes, heat indexes of 100 and over and humidity can really suck all the fun out of it!

  2. Oh boy! I bet those little toms were good...

  3. Mmmm, tomatoes already, I'm jealous. Aren't eggplant blossoms beautiful!

  4. I agree that eggplant flowers are pretty....have you seen a large Okra one? I was flaberghasted last year. Just beautiful.

  5. Erin- I don't know that I like eggplant all that much either :) I'll make some eggplant parmesan, and be happy that I didn't buy one from the grocery store if I don't like it. I'm feeling you on the ripping it out sometimes!

    EG- They were!! :) Especially warm out there!

    Michelle- They sure are pretty!

    Ribbit- I've never seen okra before! I bought seeds for them, and didn't find the space to plant them this year. I'll look forward to that next year, I love fried okra!