Slowly we are switching over from cool weather harvests and gearing up for warm weather harvests. We still have some carrots in the ground but two weeks ago we harvested some carrots, beets and other things to make beet soup.
It is always so nice after anticipating a harvest for so long. You grow, water, fertilize and keep the plants happy, fending off any bugs in the process and then finally it is available for you to harvest. To make the soup we ended up pulling an onion and leek a bit early.
The onion was also very tasty. Since harvesting this one, the onions are fattening up even more. I’m very amazed at what they look like right now. I’m trying to figure out where exactly we are going to store them all since we have very little storage.
The snap peas are pretty much done now. They aren’t blooming anymore and the fruits that are on the vine we are letting ripen to harvest for seed in a few weeks. Once those are done we will rip them out and replace them with another, more summer tolerant crop. I think next year I would definitely plant more of these than we did this go around.
What is next up on the list for harvesting? Tomatoes namely. We have many green fruits that I am just antsy for them to turn red (or yellow) to pick. We have eggplant just started and the corn is getting tall but those will be awhile for harvest. Cucumbers will also be harvested within the next month I’m guessing. As for greens I guess I will be relying on my malabar spinach which is grown well since planting it a few months ago.
What are you harvesting?