Monday, August 5, 2013

Harvest Monday 8/5/13

This past week I have been harvesting a lot of tomatoes, summer squash and peppers. I was able to harvest a couple pole beans.  I also harvested the last of my cucumbers, because I had to pull out all my plants due to cucumber beetle damage.  I did replant some pickling cucumbers last week, but they don't look so good.  With the cucumbers I did harvest I made Creamy Cucumber Salad. Yummy!

Creamy Cucumber Salad
5-6 med cucumbers
1 container of sour cream
3 Tbs. vinegar
3Tbs. sugar
1 small onion
salt & pepper to taste
Add herbs like parsley or dill
(I peeled, cut and salted the cucumbers the night before to draw out the water from the cucumbers.)
These are the tomatoes I have been harvesting, along with some peppers and a few pole beans.  The tomatoes I have been harvesting are Black Trifele, Black Prince, Wapsipinicon Peach, Black Emperor, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Coure di Bue, Spudakee, Amish Paste, Bloody Butcher, Lemon Boy, Moonglow, Basinga, Jaune Flamme, Black Zebra and White Beauty.  I have been pretty lucky with the amount of tomatoes I am harvesting this year, but I think it will be coming to an end soon because my plants are starting to show signs of disease. I am pruning away the damaged leaves and branches. I plan on spraying them tonight with Soap Shield to see if it helps.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I am harvesting.  Head over to Daphne's Dandelions to check out other Harvest Monday posts.  Happy Gardening!!!


  1. Beautiful! Love all the gorgeous varieties!

    1. Hi Jenny! Thanks! I just looked at your recent tomato post. You also have quite the variety of tomatoes. What zone do you live in?

  2. Oh boy, look at all those beautiful tomatoes! I've been so so busy, that I haven't taken many pictures of mine. They are so late this year.

    I'm not a big cucumber fan.....but, I do love cucumber salad!

    1. My tomatoes are coming in nicely, but the plants are showing signs of disease. I am worried about the rain we are going to be getting the next two days spreading the disease. Oh well it's been so I can't complain to much. I might attempt some canning this weekend!