Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Harvest Totals 8/17

My first harvest last week was more lettuce (2 oz.) and one long slim red cayenne pepper (1/8 oz) which went into tacos. I was checking on the color of a plum tomato and when I touched it, it came off in my hand. So it will have to ripen on the windowsill.Saturday I picked the first three cherry tomatoes! They came in at 2.25 oz.
On Sunday I picked 4 oz of lacinato kale and 1 oz of my winterbor kale which is planted for fall. I harvested 10.5 oz of pickling cucumbers.
Look at these funny shapes! For some reason all my cucumbers bulge at one end or the other. I wonder if it was all the rain followed by a dry spell caused this.
I had leftover brine from the last batch of bread & butter pickles that I kept in the refrigerator. So I sliced these up and boiled them with the brine. I'll let them cool and then keep them in the refrigerator for quick eating.

You can see other gardener's harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.


keewee said...

They are interesting shaped cucumbers. I ate the first 'lemon' cucumber yesterday, and loved the delicate flavor and the crispness of it.

Daphne said...

I got some weird shaped ones too last week. At least they still taste good. Congrats on your first little cherry tomatoes. I always love the first ones of the season. It is a perfect bowl for it.

Miss M (InfG) said...

I heard that weird shaped cukes are due to inadequate/insufficient pollination.

Lovely harvest !

Corinna said...

I had weird shaped cukes too. Hmm...