I thought I would start out this week's harvest with some flowers from the garden. While most of my dahlias are really starting to wind down for the season, the Poms are still producing like gangbusters. Saturday I cut a bouquet using blooms from "Willo Borealis", "Bowen", "Elfin", & "Valda".
The tomatoes continue to ripen. They loved last week's 85 degree weather as much as the humans did. But we are expecting pretty heavy rains to arrive on Tuesday, so I imagine that this will be the last big harvest of the year.
Here are the numbers for this week's tomato harvest. It is especially impressive to note that I harvested tomato number 39-48 from my "Moonglow" plant. It is a grafted tomato and, as advertised, has produced phenomenally.
- "Moonglow" - 10 tomatoes - 3 lbs. 11.5 oz
- "Bumblebee" - 44 cherry fruit - 14.4 oz.
- "Bloody Butcher" - 5 tomatoes - 4.0 oz.
- "Black Plum" - 15 tomatoes - 8.9 oz
- Amethyst Indigo" - 6 tomatoes - 6.3 oz
I also harvested my "Poletschka" Dry Pole Beans this past week. Since the plants were attacked by rabbits not just once, but twice this season, it is amazing that I had anything to harvest at all. But I did manage to gather just under 1/2 cups worth of dry beans that weighed in at 3.1 oz. At least I will have fresh seed for next year!