I cleared out the rest of the turnip bed for fall plantings and got a few more of the Royal Crown turnips. Pulled a few more beets and probably have one more picking before they are done.
This is my first big picking of the Musica pole beans, over 2 pounds. I knew I had beans on the vines but I thought they were not quite ready. A closer look and I filled up a bag with beans.
You do have to check the Romanesco squash every day. Another couple of large squash surprised me. I also have not been checking on the Padron peppers and these may be too large. And I am now starting to get some Sunburst patty pan squash. I did find and squish three squash bugs which I flushed out (literally) when I watered the plants. So far I have not found eggs on the leaves.
My first Gold Marie bean and I will not get many more. The vines looked unhealthy from the very beginning and obviously have some disease I have not identified. These are the last peas. The vines were covered with PM so I pulled all of them and got showered with a white cloud of spores. I have to do some preventive spraying now once it stops raining.
More Musica beans and a few Fortex beans. The two larger tomatoes are Jaune Flamme. They need to ripen more but I decided to pick them because we were facing a couple days of rain and I did not want them to crack on me.
The Ambition shallots looked ready so they were pulled and set out to dry. About 20 bulbs, most pretty good size. Too bad I had such a hard time growing the transplants, but I am happy with these. They are much larger than the Saffron shallots I grew last year, just hope they store as well. My few remaining Saffron shallots are still rock hard.
That’s what happened in my garden last week. To see what other gardeners around the world are doing, visit Daphne’s Dandelions, our host for Harvest Monday.