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Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvest Monday

With the heat the tomatoes had a lull in their ripening schedule.  Then with rain and cooler temps color started to show on Sunday and I picked some only to discard one to ants and another to rot.  These I did pick to bring in each have their troubles.  Something is burrowing in leaving a hole.  It may still be in there and I'll find out once I cut these open.  What kind of bug does this?



Other harvests this week: basil.  Picked on a rainy Saturday, chopped with olive oil and frozen in my new Seal a Meal.

Peppers were picked for hot pepper jelly: green, cubanelle, and jalapenos.

Zucchini has been on the menu every night but last night.  We ate it all and I also made a zucchini lasagna to freeze.

Other harvests: cucumbers on multiple days (one pictured above) and beans at least once.


See other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

And I almost forgot.  I also harvested this unknown.  Is it a squash?  I think there's a bug in its stem because particles are coming out that way.  I'll open it soon to discover what it is, I hope.

13 comments:

Jenny said...

beautiful harvest but too bad about damage to tomatoes. Can't wait to see what your unknown fruit is :)

Daphne said...

I'm not sure what causes them, but I've got a few this year too.

diaryofatomato.com said...

We've given up on growing slicing tomatoes, too much disease from all of the humidity here. Poor tomatoes... but lovely harvest otherwise! Have been considering getting a vacuum packer...

Mary Hysong said...

I have had a couple of the Black from Tula tomatoes with odd small holes like that. It was like something took a bite when it was green and the tomato calloused over it. Don't know what causes it. Yours looks larger tho, so maybe birds or grasshoppers? or even rats, mice or squirrels

wilderness said...

Marci sorry about your tomato attack. It looks like tomato fruit worms aka corn earworm.

Marcia said...

I'm a bit nervous about opening it up. It probably has a squash borer in the stem and who knows what inside.

Marcia said...

I got the seal a meal at the local Ace hardware store. It works great. Don't know why I put off getting it for so long.

Marcia said...

I'll have to google what those are.

Susan Zentmyer said...

I feel for you about those tomatoes - so frustrating. Basil and peppers are looking great though!

Stoney Acres said...

Sorry about the tomatoes! I wish I could help but we don't have many pest that bug our tomatoes around here. Try looking up tomato horn worms and see what kind of damage they cause.

Marcia said...

I don't think it's hornworms. I did have two of those and they eat the leaves. I drowned them and haven't seen anymore. I'm wondering if its stink bug damage.

Betsy Adams said...

I'm sorry that something is eating your gorgeous tomatoes... My father-in-law has the same problem with his this year... Not sure what it is.. Hope you find out soon... Do you spray????

Looks like you have some other great veggies though... YUM...
Hugs,
Betsy

Bee Girl said...

Not sure what's nibbling on your tomatoes but I hope you find whatever it is!

Love the simple idea of chopping up basil, adding a bit of olive oil and freezing it up! Wonderful!

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