The garden has been doing really great in the last few weeks! I've had to recruit helpers in order to keep up with the harvest rate.
Celie and Eleanor help Poppa by picking the yellow pear (or balloon) tomatoes.
We picked 36 of these that weighed a total of 1 pound 1 ounce. There were also 18 tomato berries that weighed 4 ounces. (Not all were in this pic.)
The butter beans weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces in the pods.
Shelled they weighed 2 1/4 pounds.
I picked 10 ounces of Cherry Belle radishes.
The blueberries continue to be a major delight in providing me with a full 1 pound harvest this week!
The golden Bell Peppers were harvested for the first time in my garden half-barrel. I picked 13 of them for 1 3/4 pounds.
There were 9 banana peppers at 6 3/4 ounces.
One black beauty eggplant at 11 1/2 ounces.
The Celebrity tomatoes gave us 17 1/4 pounds at this last picking.
The Park's Whoppers gave us 13 1/2 pounds.
and the Roma's gave us 18 1/2 pounds!
When I was making my wife's lunch and sliced this Park's Whopper tomato, I just knew I had to take a picture of it. They are on a dinner plate for size comparison purposes.
Here is my first batch of homemade organic tomato juice! Fourteen quarts! Needless to say, I am spending a lot of time in the kitchen putting up the veggies.
I thought I'd share a short video on the results of my gently squeezing the tomatoes before sending them through the food strainer. It really worked out great!
That completes another garden harvest report from Back Yard Organic Vegetables. I thank you for caring enough to visit my blog so I may share information with you on the successes as well as the failures of my gardening experiences.
Please forgive me, but I've been late on getting out my replies to comments that have been shared with me due to kitchen activity, but I will answer all within the next couple of days since it is raining again today.
Have a great vegetable gardening day!