Harvests are definitely picking up here. The Green Tiger zucchini finally made a squash that did not rot, and once the first one was ready they just kept coming. The zucchini, eggplant and okra went into a stir fry, also the Health Kick sauce tomato. This is the first time growing this tomato, and it's a winner, productive, tasty, and early.
A few days later, another squash, another Health Kick tomato, a Jimmy Nardello sweet pepper and a few Provider bush beans.
Later in the week I pulled up the onions and put them on a screen to dry. Most of the onions are Pontiac, a storage onion from Johnny's, with a few Ruby Ring and red cippolini onions. The Ruby Ring seed was 4 years old, proven that onion seed can last a while if kept in the refrigerator. The onions are small this year. Normally I would expect 25 pounds of onion from a 4' x 6' patch, but I doubt if there is half of that amount this year.
Over the weekend, more cucumbers. They look like they are about done from fungal disease, but still keep sending new shoots and producing a few more cucumbers. I think cucumbers are the most variable producers of any vegetable, you never know if it will be a glut or nothing from one year to the next. Also, another zucchini. Time to grate and freeze.
Sunday, at long last, a nice picking of Provider bush beans, over a pound. The pole beans are not looking good this year. After the initial decimation by the rabbits, I had to buy Kentucky Wonder beans off the rack at the lumber store to replace the Fortex beans that were lost to the bunnies, and they just aren't doing that well. It looks like the bean production will come mostly from planting of bush beans.
To see what other growers are getting out of their gardens, head on over to Our Happy Acres and check it out.