The sole ‘Thumbelina’ carrot I managed to raise to maturity (yes, they’re supposed to resemble golf balls in their shape and size!)
My garden is officially in limbo land. We didn’t get summer weather (read: consistently above 15C/29F) until just last week, and then it hit – hard. So all my cool-season edibles, such as lettuce, radishes, and peas, are stressing, while it just became warm enough for heat lovers like peppers and basil to be outdoors overnight unprotected.
That said, I’ve got lots of stuff coming out of the garden:
* Lettuce: ‘Garden Babies’ butterhead, ‘Red Sails’, and ‘Amish Deer Tongue’. (I also planted ‘Darkness’ but it was a bust.)
* ‘Easter Egg II’ radishes, which are quickly bolting.
* ‘Sugar Loaf’ radicchio, also bolting.
* Beets: ‘Chioggia’ and ‘Touchstone Gold.’
* One single, solitary ‘Thumbelina’ carrot.
But we’re only days away from major harvests of potatoes and cucumbers; tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and peppers will soon follow.
What are you harvesting now?
I still have lettuce but it is just starting to bolt. Harvesting peas,swiss chard,spinach, chinese greens and onions. Beans are growing now with the heat along with peppers and tomatoes.My second planting of radishes made only top growth.
lettuce of all types as well as arugula, oregano, mint, thyme, chives, lovage and basil
Katrina Kennedy says
It might be easier to list what we aren’t harvesting!
We are still harvesting potatoes. We’ve got cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and beets all ready. Just a few weeks away from more lettuce being ready and more peppers.
Fabulous carrot! I love it’s miniature status!
I’m currently harvesting peas, and I’m days away from carrots & potatoes. I’m picking cherry tomatoes daily off my baskets. Thats been nice :)
Toni @ BackyardFeast says
Well, we must have had slightly warmer weather here on the Island than you in the city–I’ve been harvesting Napoli carrots for a couple of weeks. They’re delicious little miracles! I’ve pulled out all our early potatoes to make room for fall cabbages, and I’m worried I’m way behind in planting my overwintering veg for next spring–so bizarre when it still feels like spring here :(! I’m overwhelmed with salad greens, and I’ve started to pull the peas out too; they sure didn’t like the heat wave. Spinach is done too. But the basil seedlings that I put out a month ago are doing just fine–especially the ones in the pot on the deck. Be brave!