Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Weekly Harvest

Here is an average crop from picking each week this summer. After being gone for a couple of days, I came home to this harvest.

Greyzini Zucchini

Here is a zucchini variety that I purchased only to find out later that it is a hybrid variety. With there being so many good open-pollinated zucchini cultivars, why any gardener requires a hybrid that produces more is a mystery to me. This is your basic "gray/grey" type zucchini. Nothing special, but the plants look nice and remained healthy most of the season. Flavor is that of a regular zucchini. That being said, freshly cut zucchini is delicious when part of a raw vegetable platter.

At about this point, I decided that I wanted to eat more than just zucchini this summer. There is a little joke around gardeners that you should never leave your car window down or your house unlocked during a good growing season, or you'll find someone "gifted you" with some large zucchini. As a result of the prolific production of these plants, I eventually cut back to just one plant - which is plenty for a family of six.

The Greyzini Zucchini

Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 Hahms Gelbe Tomatoes

Here is the prolific yellow dwarf tomato variety, Hahms Gelbe. I have already written a post about this tomato, but here are some pictures from this summer to wet your appetite.

A young transplant

Another transplant

Fruit is growing.

Fruit Turning Yellow

Heavy Fruit Production

Harvest Time

Time to clear out the old plants

After the first harvest, plants will regrow a second time.