Harvest Monday – August 31, 2015
Another busy week, again no posts since the last Harvest Monday, even though I have so many things I want to write, oops.
(But tomorrow, I promise. Because tomorrow is September 1st.)
But for now, let’s look at my harvests.
First of the Dattelwein tomatoes. They really have been taking their time this year.
It’s been the week of the currant tomatoes…
Did I ever tell you the story of how I ended up with the white currant tomatoes again? Years ago, I ordered seeds from the US (which was a complicated thing involving a friend bringing them over to save on shipping), and sold some of my surplus plants at work.
Then this year, I was chatting with a customer about growing tomatoes, and rare heirloom varieties, and she said she’d bought one of those white currant tomatoes from us years ago, and I said, “oh, I grew those”, and somehow mentioned I’d forgotten to save seeds. And she goes, “I think I still have a plant left that I don’t need, if you want, you can have it.” Paid for her stuff, drove off and was back ten minutes later holding out a tomato plant.
And the first of the white radishes, which I only remembered to take a picture of when I’d already started to chop it up for a salad.
There were more tomatoes than what’s in the pictures, too, and lots of herbs. Since I often harvest bit by bit, as needed, I don’t always remember to take pictures.