Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Last of the summer harvest and totals for the season

There are still a few stragglers on the datterini and cherokee purple vines, but these are the last of summer's tomatoes. With the weather cooling down I thought it best to start harvesting the half-ripened toms but I'm also happy to get 2 iron caps (5 pounds total) out of the 4 vines planted. All in all, an excellent year in the garden!
The total for the summer harvest is a whopping 58 kilos (128 pounds) which is the best sum yet in comparison to previous years. No mirabelle plums or persimmons this time around and hopefully with a bit of hard work and some luck with the weather, 2016 will produce an even greater harvest.

cherokee purple tomatoes: 35 lbs. 9 oz.
paul robeson tomatoes: 2 lbs. 13 oz.
cucumbers: 11 lbs. 11 oz.
bell peppers: 3 lbs. 7 oz.
datterini: 28 lbs.
eggplant: 14 oz.
wild arugula (rocket): 3 lbs. 4 oz.
zucchini: 24 lbs. 7 oz.
gooseberries: 3 punnets
uva fragola: 3 lbs. 6 oz.
cayenne peppers: 1 lb. 13 oz.
cantaloupe: 2 lbs. 3 oz.
nijisseiki nashi pear: 5 lbs 2 oz.
iron cap pumpkin: 5 lbs.


  1. what a great year in the garden! love that you had lots to harvest.

    1. crossing fingers, toes, and eyes that next year will be the same. Love the fact that I know where my food is coming from!

  2. Congrats on a successful gardening season! Interesting pumpkin, I've never heard of Iron Cap.

    1. it's seasons like these that make me want to tear up the lawn and turn it into more produce-bearing space. But...my husband would see red if I went through with it.

      Iron caps are a hybrid variety usually present among the starts come planting season. I like their smaller size as it's perfect for me and my husband.


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