Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Peach harvest in full swing

To date I have harvested ninetyeight peaches weighing a total of Kg 9.656. Here is a shot of some of my latest pickings:
I have eaten MANY; I have given some to our neighbors, and Nancy made a delicious crisp. A few minutes after I had taken some peaches to John's, he HAD to text me to declare the peaches "amazing." Yes, they are: delicious and more delicious. And there are many more to come!
The produce I have harvested so far consists of Kg 2.457 of green beans, with more to come.
In a few days I will have zucchini to harvest, then cucumbers (of two kinds), with winter squash to follow.
The heirloom tomatoes are getting bigger and bigger, but none is showing any color yet. The other tomatoes are coming along. I can't wait, but I have to!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The peach harvest has begun!

After yesterday bean harvest, which amounted to 653 grams (for a total 2002g--4.4lbs--so far), and looked pretty good,
I turned my attention to the old peach tree, which is loaded with fruit about to turn ripe. And this afternoon I picked 18 peaches, all ready to eat:
These are delicious, smallish white flesh fruit, and weighed 2152g (4.75lbs), an average of 120g (4.2 oz) each. I don't know how many will be left after tonight's meal.

Monday, August 21, 2017

A savage beast in the garden

Today I picked 317 grams of green beans from the wagon garden, the first harvest of the summer from that venue, with many to come, I'm sure.
But the spectacle of the day was caught on the iPhone by Nancy:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Finally looking like a garden

I have waited for the garden (and the trees) to start looking good, and now they are. Here's a detail of the peaches in the old tree (still about ten days from harvest, I think):
Yummy! And the foliage on the young peach tree is luscious:
and, by the way, I discovered a fourth peach hidden there somwhere. Yes, there are four good looking peaches on that tree.
The beans in the wagon box are a few days away from a first harvesting:
All the squash and cuke varieties are flowering
In sum, life is good!

Friday, August 11, 2017

92 grams of green beans

Aside from herbs and arugola, this modest harvest (sufficient for two servings of my Sicilian Potato, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Capers, Oregano salad) is the first of my late garden (late, not late):
This came out of my elevated box by the greenhouse, and more will be ready in the next few days:

The other, larger box, is a week or ten days behind, but doing well, and we will have enough for a winter supply of frozen beans:
The various squash and cucumber plants, planted very late, are also coming along:
The heirloom tomatoes are in good shape, too, as this specimen shows:
And the apple and peach trees are loaded and getting riper--but we still have a few weeks to go: