Monday, August 1, 2011

Harvest Never Stops Monday

About half the onions braided in sister-in-laws hand - Hi!

Summer and vegetable production is in full swing. Alongside visiting with my family who are here for a month, volunteering for Canadian Organic Growers (visit them :) and trying to get the gardens here into shape, I'm also harvesting. It is the time of year that it might be faster to tell you what I'm not harvesting than the reverse but here goes in bad poem format:

Various tomatoes - lots of blossom end rot on some - grrr - with ground cherries and some sunberries.

When summer sun starts to shine
On greens I do dine
Waiting for the first taste
Of fresh tomato paste
Eggplants, peppers and zuchini
Make a lovely sauce for fetuccini
Not outdone by the berries
Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
Did I forget the currants?
Or the beans and peas in torrents?
How about all those crops of cole?
Broccoli and cabbage on a roll
Garlic, onion and carrot
Gosh I have a healthy diet
Squash and cantaloupe are almost done
I know I am forgetting some
Like the weeds that grow just as fast
But soon summer will be past

Did you get all that?

My mouth waters ever time I see this melon.


In other news, per suggestion of a friend, I have been thinking of turning my twitter account into a nagging garden Aunt alert so if you wish me to nag you about what to plant when, let me know.

P.S. Plant some more lettuce would you!

P.S.S. Upcoming blog posts: more weird veggies, my acreage under construction and lots of brassica seed threshing.

Daikon radish, rattail radish and chinese cabbage are among the many brassica seeds that are currently in the drying shed.


Bev said...

Yes. Please nag on twitter. Off to plant some lettuce now.

Shawn Ann said...

Great harvesting! Your ground cherries look lovely. I tried and tried to start Goldie Husk but it never took off!
I sure hate to see BER on my tomatoes. This is the first year I have not had it at all, but I have had several cat face tomatoes!

Ottawa Gardener said...

Oops, I accidentally deleted Paulette's comment: "I love that poem! And I would love to be nagged on Twitter if only we shared the same hemisphere... Enjoy that wonderful harvest. :-)" From:

Sorry Paulette - I blame my slow upload.

RandomGardener said...

What variety of melon is it? Looks so big already, mine are apple sized.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Nice harvest. Those seeds will keep you busy in winter;-).

Ottawa Gardener said...

Um... It's a chantarais if memory serves (which it often doesn't). I'll check the label for you shortly. I have a few bowling ball sized melons right now, mostly watermelons but a few other sorts. Lots of marbles starting too.

Shawn Ann: I'd prefer the cat facing than the BER. I also have sunburn for the first time. I guess it's a sunny spot (that and the foliage flopped over).

Daphne said...

I want to braid my onions this year. I've never done it before though. It can't be that much different than braiding garlic though.

Kate said...

I love the poem! And what a harvest you are having.