Harvesting has been on the forefront of our priority list these days and will be for the rest of the season. I still have several weeds I'd like to pull and there is a myriad of other tasks that need to get done, but many days those tasks get pushed off the list. The late season rain has really helped the crops and most are producing happily. I feel like we are right on the cusp of fall, seeing the winter squash starting to peak through the mass of leaves, but I am not quite ready and am still enjoying crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes. Today's heat will surely push any fall thoughts straight our of my head!
Beans are back this week and we have some yellow wax beans in the mix this time. The plants look gorgeous and we weeded as we picked yesterday, so it was a 2 for 1 and it made me very happy : )
Celery makes its appearance this week too! It's not your "normal" store bought celery; the stems are darker (because I do not blanch them) and it has a much more robust flavor. Dry weather can sometimes make the stems tougher or stringy, but hopefully the late season rain softened them up. Use it from top to bottom, the leaves are great to eat too! They make nice "chips" (think kale chip) and can also be used chopped fresh as an herb in your salad or mixed with cucumbers, tomato....
Off to harvest!!!!
This Week's Bounty: beans, celery, cukes, zukes, summer squash, chard, onion, carrots, beets, eggplant, pepper? melon, tomato, herbs