Monday, July 9, 2018

Harvest Monday - July 9th, 2018

I have been out of town / it is peak summer vegetable season, so lots of people who are not me are harvesting things and sometimes things go directly from the vine to the grill and/or my mouth.

~~***In other words, this post is a hot mess***~~~
(Get ready for some terrible pictures.)

First Armenian cucumber. I planted four of these plants for some reason!
About to have five hundred. 
First zucchini and first trombocino. Terrible picture because these went directly onto the grill. The trombocino vine has already overgrown its 8 ft trellis and is climbing up a tree now.
In this picture I am screaming "Can't you hold them anyway that doesn't look like a wiener?!"

Tomatoes. They've been trickling in for awhile, I've just been bad at documenting them. Most of them have gone to roommates or friends. So as of writing this I've only tried a few of the varieties I'm growing. 

I took most of my seed suggestions this year from Michelle at From Seed to Table. Even though we live in very different climates we seem to be a similarish distance from the ocean (maybe) and gardening California is radically different from how my parents or anyone I know gardens. So any advice I can get is good advice, but also Michelle's advice is really good.

The real stand out of my garden this year is Jaune Flamme. Seriously these are SO good. Each plant is loaded with smallish to medium size fruits and they taste incredible! Tart and delicious. I just love this tomato.

The red tomatoes are Carmello. I like this tomato! It's easy, prolific. The fruits are pretty and tasty. I like my tomatoes more on the acidic side and this is definitely that.

The big stripey tomatoes were the only type I grew that I hadn't read about on a blog. Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and so far I'm so impressed. Incredible disease resistance. Very prolific for having such large fruit. No splitting yet. I'm also growing black krim this year and Pink Berkeley is putting it to shame. These taste great. 

 Fairytale and Patio baby. Still churning out fruits. 

 For the fourth of July we had a ton of things from my garden. Bean salad (Maxibel beans! They're so good!), Jaunne Flamme tomato and moz salad with some yard basil, hella squash. 

Anyway, happy summer.


  1. Looks like you had a feast on the 4th! I can see the trombo climbing up a tree too. My trellis is more like a suggestion for it, or a starter before it makes a run for the garden fence! I'm still waiting on my first Pink Berkeley Tie Dye but it's good to hear you sing its praises.

  2. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! So exciting to share your homegrown stuff with a group. I took a gallon size bag of sliced cucumbers to dinner at the men's shelter in town. I was excited to share my bounty with them and our own team! I love all the colors of your tomatoes! And the flowers are beautiful. One of my favorites.

    1. That's smart. That might be what happens with my Armenian cucumbers. They just grow so fast.

  3. So glad you like Jaune Flamme, it's one of my favorites and so reliable too. I bet that Tromboncino was just fine. If your plant really starts to get out of hand you can start eating it, literally. Last year I discovered how delicious the tender ends of the vines are. So my plan this year is to start trimming the vines back they threaten to overwhelm the garden and then eat the tender parts.

  4. Lovely range of veg for your celebration! Our tomatoes are later than usual ripening so yours looked even more delicious to me, especially the huge Pink Berkley Tie Die. Don't tomatoes have such good names?