Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday DIY Produce

Cucumis melo var. flexuosus,  Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, Lycopersicon esculentum 'Yellow Pear', Lycoperiscon esculentum 'Principe Borghese', Physalis ixocarpa 'Purple'
Cucumis melo var. flexuosus,  Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis,
Lycopersicon esculentum 'Yellow Pear',
Lycoperiscon esculentum 'Principe Borghese',
Physalis ixocarpa 'Purple'

Saturday DIY Produce


We retrieved a nice bit of home grown produce this morning.  Surprisingly the purple tomatillos are finally producing.  We pick them when the husks are dry and papery, which means they are pretty much green or yellow-ish when picked.  The purple tomatillo in the picture was picked off the vine and allowed to turn color over the last week.

The yellow pear and Principe Borghese are massive producers of some really tasty tomatoes.  Yellow being more sweet, Principe Borghese being more paste-like.  We're going to try sun-drying them to see if that helps sweeten them up.

The yardlong beans are more productive this year over last year, we have many beans ready for picking and approaching the size we like for picking.  Last year we had about two beans, this year it looks like we will have many more to come!

Of course, we have our armenian cucumber to top it off.  The production has been a bit scattered this year, but hopefully now that the plants have recovered from the fertilizer burn accident and the weather is more humid we should be making trips to the grocery store less often.

Oregano

Origanum vulgare - oregano flowers
Origanum vulgare - oregano flowers


The oregano is doing really well!  So well, it's started to flower and the flowers look really nice.  The oregano flowers are similar to the lemon thyme, but not as white.  It gives a nice look to the garden, and will help with self-seeding and keeping the herbs going all year long.

We don't worry about managing which of these is flowering because we only grow one type of oregano.  If we had more varieties planted, we would clip any flowers from all but one in order to prevent cross pollination and grow only one type of marjoram.

Overall, this was a successful yarden haul for today!