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Harvest Monday – October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

Not sure what happened last week – why didn’t I post?

Luckily, I checked Daphne’s blog anyway. It would have been quite a shock to discover that she’s stopped hosting Harvest Monay. This way, at least, I had a week to get used to it. So this is a goodbye to Daphne, and a hello to Dave.

On to my harvests, then…

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Lots of white currant tomatoes. I’m glad I got to grow this variety again, but it’s a bother to harvest (they always burst when you pick them) so I put it off until there are lots and lots and I can’t wait any longer… I think I used those for a pasta salad. And I finally saved some seeds.

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More of the white currant tomatoes, pathetically tiny eggplant (one day, I will figure out how to actually make them thrive on my balcony… one day…) and some basil.

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Three tiny but delicious cobs of corn.

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The remaining bean pot on the balcony has finally started producing a decent harvest. I once read that beans don’t bloom when it’s too hot, so that’s probably why it took them so long this year. We had a very hot summer, after all. And two late strawberries.

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Tiny mouse-chewed cabbage, big radish, bolted fennel…

sDSC06248This radish made me laugh so much. I hope that you’ll excuse the fact that my mind made a quick trip into the gutter… I’ve seen plenty of root vegetables that looked like they had penises, but this is the first one that looks like it also has a vagina…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2015 20:53

    My beans took a break during the summer heat too. As for the radish – I was thinking walrus tusks, but now it is difficult for me to keep it clean as well!

  2. October 6, 2015 02:59

    Love the corn – hopefully I have better luck with it next year than I did this year. And boy is that ever a funny radish!

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