It’s been a good year for broccoli. Probably because I stopped growing the De Cicco variety and replaced it with Major. I switched over to Gypsy for the summer maturing broccoli. This is the first Gypsy brocolli and it did real well in the heat, but I don't think it is as good as the Major. There’s one broccoli plant left but it looks like the heat is taking its toll. Most of the cole crops have been showing some leaf burn. I picked the last bok choi of the year this week. Next year I'll definitely plant more broccoli and less kohlrabi.
I’m not a big fan of carrots but grow a few. In the past most were deformed and split. This half-row of Danvers turned out real nice.
The peppers look like they are really going to produce soon. That’s a red hot cherry in the foreground. I’ve tried one - it’s like a sweet Jalapeno, slightly less hot.
The Fairy Tale eggplant has a lot of small eggplants nearly ready to pick. It’s really a striking plant. I've picked a few slicing tomatoes from two plants - German Queen and Brandywine. They are Bonnie plants from Lowes and I suspect that they are both the same variety - somebody must have switched tags at the store. But they're tasty so no complaints.
The Sunburst pattypan has gotten bacterial wilt, which has already killed the cukes and Acorn squash. This morning the dead stems and leaves were covered in fungus.I’ve removed nearly all the old foliage and the new foliage looks like it has recovered some after the rains and cooler weather. We’ll see how it holds up once the temperature returns to 90 degrees. I’m not going to grow this variety next year. Maybe it was bred to produce heavily for a few weeks and then expire, but that’s not the growth habit I want in a squash.
Totals for the week:Snap beans 3 lb 15 oz; Broccoli 1 lb 1oz; Summer squash 9 oz;
Bok choi 15 oz; Carrots 1 lb; Tomatoes 1 lb 8 oz; Peppers 9 oz
There’s a new tab with a spreadsheet of the harvest totals and plans. I’m having a little problem converting the spreadsheet to a JPG format in the right size. It’s more irritating because I got it right once and now can't repeat. You have to click on the picture and then zoom in. I'll have to retitle this blog "The trials and tribulations of the computer illiterate bloggger". 85 pounds now!