Yes, I remembered to take a photo of my blackberries and 1 lonely raspberry. Well, there were more than one, the others just did not make it into the photo.
This past week I harvested a few firsts (all listed below).
The seeds for this white bittermelon were given to me by my friend’s sister. She was out of the country but when she returned it was too late to start the seedlings. I am hoping for a bountiful harvest so I can share with her. I also need to make sure to allow at least one of the bittermelons to mature so I can save seeds for next year for both of us. This is the beauty of seed sharing, keeping the source alive. To learn more about bittermelon click here. (I posted my first green bittermelon on July 23 Harvest Monday.)
Chinese long beans (yardlong beans)
The green ones are more abundant. The red ones, called red noodles, are coming in slower, hope they pick up pace.
Yellow pear tomato
The yellow pear tomatoes, above, were not ready to harvest, but a major storm came through the area on Thrusday evening, knocked down the plant and broke some of the branches. Restaked the plant, pruned away the broken branches and gathered the fallen tomatoes. Hope they ripen at room temperature and the plant recovers.
Ping Tung Eggplant
Was very excited when I noticed my first Ping Tung eggplant was ready for harvest. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered someone had gotten to it before I did. Cut and tossed it on the compost pile (after I photographed). Two days later, noticed another was ready, but again someone beat me to it. This time decided to leave the partially eaten fruit on the plant hoping the critter will continue to nibble on it and leave the others alone. Well, that’s the plan and the hope. Need to find a solution to protect the others.
After returning from my trip earlier this month, I keep forgetting to weigh my harvest. When friends and neighbours come to the garden to get harvests, those never got weighed either, so will probably not weigh for the remainder of the year. Will try again next year hopefully I will do a better job at keeping records.
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