So what is this?
A farmer's market cart?
Grocery store produce section?
Believe it or not, this is our harvest from this weekend! Yep. Things are coming in fast and furiously, ha.
|Purple top white globe turnips|
Here are the turnips. Still a few more in the ground but this is a big first batch. We planted these to see how things would work for us. Um, apparently very well! Any good turnip recipes/uses?
Best way to store them?
And here are five eggplants, some cylindra beets, okra, a few carrots, and a bunch of jalapeños!
|Huge cucumber harvest|
Here are the cucumbers, more than two dozen! They are going CRAZY. I swear, I think they grow hour by hour. I harvested some in the morning and before we left, 10 more grew in their place. OK, so maybe I just overlooked them the first time around, ha! I have plans for pickle making but they are growing so fast I can't keep up. They seem a bit too long for slicing into spears, what about "sliced pickles". Anyone have advice on that? I know I could Google but I wondered if any tried and true canners out there have some good tips for this. I'm definitely trying the microwave bread and butter pickles that sweet Texas Rose left in the comments last week, but that will give us a few jars, what about the rest?
Speaking of, apparently I REALLY overlooked three of them. Yep, that orange one is a cucumber! I had no idea they turned orange. The orange one alone weighed a bit over 2 lbs!
Looks like we're on our way to a great season this year. Tomatoes are still a bit up in the air, one plant looks great and they are all green but the other plant looks weaker and two of the green tomatoes on it have been eaten (possibly birds). But we know tomatoes are resilient. We should have zucchini this coming weekend as well. It looks like it might be a "hiding vegetable" too. We'll see!