Now this looks like summer. There's a number of firsts this week - first okra, first eggplant, first peppers, and first beans. That's definitely summer fare. Earlier in the week I harvested another Golden Acre cabbage, weighing 2 pounds (not shown). There's actually one more cabbage and one more broccoli still growing, but both of them are diminutive.
Saturday I picked a large, actually oversize at 1 1/2 pounds, zucchini, and the first pepper, a Jimmy Nardello. The first sweet peppers are usually not all that flavorful, but this one was fantastic, sweet and tangy. I had to force myself to stop eating it while I cut it up for frying with some of the zucchini.
Yesterday: A Lavendar Touch eggplant, Provider snap beans, another Jimmy Nardello, 2 Jalapenos, and Millionaire okra.
Also, 4 pounds of Vertina pickling cucumbers.
There's several more on the vine that should size up by the end of the day, and give me at least 5 pounds total. That will be enough to can a batch of 7 pints. Once a few batches are canned I'll turn to fermenting.
To see what other gardeners are harvesting, head on over to Our Happy Acres.