Week of 10/5

There’s still some zucchini, though it is producing less and less. I’m guessing we still have a week or two left. We have plenty of tomatoes, beefsteak, salad, and cherry. Swiss chard is going strong and the watermelons continue to ripen. The kale that I planted last month is growing well, and should be ready for harvest in a couple of weeks. We are now officially out of garlic.

Week of 9/28

Watermelons! I’ve been testing them for the last 2 weeks and I think this week they will be ready. I’ve also got some hardy kiwifruit. It needs to sit on the counter for as much as a week to finish ripening. You’ll know they are ready when the skin just begins to turn leathery and they give a little under pressure; when they are really soft, they’ve gotten a little too ripe, but are still edible. They aren’t terribly pretty, but they taste wonderful and are packed with vitamins! No need to peel them, you can eat them as is, skin and all.

We also still have plenty of tomatoes, both cherry and beefsteak heirlooms, and swiss chard. I’m harvesting fewer and fewer zucchinis, but we still have some. Garlic is still available, but we are getting close to the bottom of the barrel.