Monday, June 25, 2012

Harvest Monday - June 25, 2012

The container plants that I had my boyfriend baby sitting for me survived the move back to charm city balcony garden. I had baby tomatoes that are very leggy since it was growing in a shady balcony for the past 2 weeks. I am a little concerned that it might burn on my balcony that gets full direct sun all day. So far I transplanted one cherokee purple seedling to its final container...I'll see how it goes. The ichiban eggplant, bush early girl and jalapeno peppers are doing really great. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the jalapenos before I harvest any. I will definitely pickle some, and I also want to try making some jalapeno jelly or something spicy-sweet. This was very exciting week for me in terms of harvest...I got my first tomatoes!! So exciting! The flavor was not so great, but I know that the it will improve with time...and they look perfect!
Bush early girl tomatoes
The summer squash is also doing good as well - so far no sign of squash borer invasion. I love these squash, they are so tender and sweet. I prefer to eat them raw so I have been throwing them in salads. I let the ichiban eggplants grow too large - the skin was a little tough but it was still very good. Both the ichiban in the community garden and in the container is doing well.
The first summer squash (community garden) of the season
Ichiban eggplant (container) and summer squash (community garden)
The kale is still going strong - I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with the harvest, my freezer is going to be full of greens (not complaining). I plan to make some kale chips with these.
I linking to Daphne's harvest Monday. I'm very grateful she is providing a place where we can share our harvest with other gardeners!

4 comments:

  1. Those tomatoes are picture perfect! Isn't it fun to see how something grows differently when you have it in a container vs. a bed?

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    1. Yes! I think I am a better container gardener. But I have found that the plants grow so much quicker in ground.

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  2. Nice looking harvests this week! I like picking squash small and eating them raw too. Sometimes the squash itself is a salad! Just chopped, with onion, tomato and basil, some salt and pepper and balsam vinegar!

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    1. That does sound fantastic! I will give it a try.

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