I am not sure if it’s the rainy days or the cool Spring, but some of the summer crops are a week or so behind schedule. It’s an exercise in patience waiting for those green tomatoes, melons and sweet corn to ripen up. I took a peak at some ears of corn…. nope not ready. Walked through aisle after aisle of tomatoes looking for a freak big ripe one… nope. Tip toed through the melon patch careful not to step on anything…. I did decide to pick a sorbet swirl watermelon to take in the house with me. While it was very delicious as it was, they probably would taste even better if we wait one more week… *sigh*
We still do have a great share though this week!
Zucchini – the harvest of the greens are slowing down, the yellow better hurry up!
Cucumbers – going as strong as ever
Beans – nice harvest of purple and green, yellow seems to be lagging behind
White Onions – these pungent beauties will make you cry
Savoy or Red Cabbage – tough choice this week!
Microgreens – our “greens” for the week, giving the kale patch a break
Carrots – great fresh eating snack carrots
Garlic – the last of the year I believe
Sweet Peppers – Two bell types ; the lighter green have an interesting citrus flavor about them
Celery – a real water loving crop, it is looking real healthy this year!
Eggplant or Okra – take your pick!
Hot Peppers – kick it up a notch! Jalapeno/Pablano
Fingerling Potatoes – the purple potatoes are back!
In the flower garden these Zinnias are a real show stopper!