Monday, August 8, 2011

Harvest Monday August 8, 2011

Well, we missed Harvest Monday last week again, but we have been utilizing the garden! And of course I have no recollection of where I recorded the weights.  We had a nice variety of things from the garden.

Scarlett Runner Beans
 Favas were a last minute addition to our al fresco dinner one night, it is so nice to be able to step out the door and pick what I need to get some vegetables for dinner.
Fava Beans - I can't believe they are still going strong.

 I think I did a bad, bad thing.  I enjoyed our stuffed zucchini dinner last month, but the giant zucchini was from my girl friend's garden, so i decided to try my hand at growing a "big boy". We have 2, from 2 plants, but now the plants are pretty sad looking. And we haven't had a single additional zucchini from either plant in a while. Good thing we have 1 more plant!  One came in at 4 pounds 15 oz and the other at 3 pounds 13 oz.

Pickles, Japanese eggplant, Super Sweet 100's, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, and 2 mammoth zucchinis

We also harvested some pickle fixings.  All from the garden. Now I have to try and get a recipe that I like. Trial and error period starts.

Home grown cukes, grape leaves (pilfered from neighbor, but growing on my
side of the fence!), dill, jalapeno, and garlic = YUM.

Finished product.
 And some more yummy yummy goodness.
More Scarlett Runner Beans, SS 100's, cukes, and my first Yellow Pear tomatoes.... and my first FIG of the year!

So visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what people are harvesting!  Happy gardening all!


  1. You have a nice harvest this week! How many fava beans did you get so far?

  2. What a great way to utilize mammoth zucchini! I'll have to give it a try.

    I can't believe you still have fava beans. What a treat.

  3. lol I find it amusing that you let your zucchini grow huge. It looks delicious.

  4. RG - I'm not sure, maybe 2 or 3 pounds? We had a slow start and didn't plant too many since it was a new vegetable to us. But now we know we like it and we will be planting lots more.

    Allison - Thanks!

    Thomas - It zapped the plant though. We haven't had a since additional zucchini from either plant since the big boys. It will be an end of the season attempt next time. When I'm tired of seeing zucchini and so are all my friends. I'm amazed how well the managed the heat. I can't wait to start my fall crop.

    Daphne - It's so unlike me, but you live and you learn. I generally like mine smaller, but the stuffed ones are fun too.

  5. The stuffed zucchini looks delicious. Please post the recipe! I have another harvest coming.