Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. We’re getting plenty of squash and beans to eat now. I’ve been harvesting bush beans for about a week now, and the pole beans are starting to bloom too so they will be ready to harvest in a few days. The Sunstripe yellow zucchini has been prolific so far. It makes for a striking contrast when prepared with the green zucchinis. We’ve gotten plenty of the white pattypan squashes too, which reminds me I probably don’t need to plant more than one bush of them next year!
I’m growing both Alpine and Alpine Gold daikon radishes this spring. I wasn’t sure if they were really one and the same, but I do believe they are slightly different. That’s Alpine Gold on the left in the below photo, with Alpine on the right. Both are doing well, and I plan on growing them both again for a fall crop since I have plenty of seeds.
I also pulled a few more of the Sweet Baby radishes. Some I harvested last month made a great kkakdugi kimchi, and I used these new ones to make another batch. It was just enough to make a pint jar of it.
Blackberries are still coming on. I got almost a gallon of them in one picking last week. Most of these wound up in the freezer.
I got the first Socrates cucumbers from the greenhouse planting. These are a parthenocarpic Beit Alpha type with tender skin and a mild taste. I turned these into refrigerator pickles, after saving a few slices to go on a salad.
I got more of the Harmonie cucumbers from the greenhouse. These are a pickling type, and I turned them into refrigerator dill pickles. I made these into a ‘stacker’ style pickle, cut lengthwise on my mandolin slicer. I seasoned them up like I did an earlier batch I sliced crosswise into rounds which turned out nicely. My wife is usually the pickle fan around here, but I have been eating some of them myself. The greenhouse cucumbers are still coming on so I better learn to like them I guess!
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!