Monday, August 8, 2011

Harvest Monday: August 8, 2011

Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas. Below are some harvests this past week:

First San Marzano Tomato


Zucchini, Yellow Summer Squash, and Japanese Eggplant

Zucchini, Japanese Eggplant, and Cucumbers

Raspberries (most are not photographed and get eaten on the spot)

Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.


  1. Boy, that's one pretty San Marzano! I have not been happy with the San Marzanos that I plant. My in-laws brought the seeds back from Italy and I really don't like them. How are yours?

    I see that your eggplants are growing nicely. Mine are about half the size they usually are.

  2. Who can resist those raspberries! If Mrs. Robin would EVER leave my berries alone, you'd see me standing in the patch with a mouthful--LOL!

  3. Your eggplants look great! None of my 8 plants have set any fruit.

  4. Yay for the first San Marzano tomato. I hope you are inundated in the coming weeks too. I never photograph the raspberries at all. If I see one it goes right not my mouth. But it is their first year so they aren't producing all that much.

  5. The San Marzano is such a pretty paste tomato. I really wish I had grown at least a few plants of a paste variety this year. I skipped them this year though because I have yet to find a variety that produces well in our climate and does not go down early with fungal diseases.

  6. Beautiful potatoes! And the Japanese eggplant looks lovely too. I picked my first San Marzano this week too. They sure do take their time ripening!

  7. What beautiful pictures. Some day I'll keep up with harvest photos, but not this one!! Thank you for doing so.

  8. Robin: Ours were great the past few years. This first tomato didn't taste all that great. I hope the rest will be a little sweeter.

    Sue: Between the birds and the deer we are lucky to harvest a handful at a time. Most times they are eaten right away.

    Emily: I hope your eggplants begin producing soon.

    Daphne: I had more red tomatoes to harvest today. Let the deluge begin.

    Laura (kitsapFG): I don't like tomatoes. I do like tomato sauce and salsa, so most of my tomatoes are paste varieties. I do plant a few slicing tomatoes for K to enjoy but these are also taking their time ripening.

    Allison at Novice Life: Don't be jealous. It didn't taste all that great. LOL!

    Thomas: It seemed like a long wait for a ripe tomato this year. Especially after seeing all the tomato photos for Harvest Mondays the past few weeks.

    Stefaneener: Thanks! Some times it is a challenge to photograph the harvest especially when it is needed for a meal right away.

  9. That is one pretty tomato. Is that a variety of Roma tomato? I am trying to learn more about tomatoes as I want to make home made tomato sauce. I keep hearing San Marzano pop up, how does it compare to regular Romas?

  10. What a pretty harvest. The potatoes look yummy! And that tomato looks perfect!

  11. Kris: I usually mix both Roma and San Marzano tomatoes when making sauce and/or salsa. To me, they are very similar in flesh and flavor. Roma are smaller, but they are numerous. San Marzano's fruit are longer and their vines are indeterminate and will produce until killed by frost. The Roma are determinate and will usually ripen all at once and be finished.

  12. I agree with Daphne. See raspberry, eat raspberry. Except in my garden it's blackberries. They never make it to the scale. Beautiful eggplants.

  13. I love the color of that ripe tomatoes.

    Cassy from Guitar Made Easy

  14. Thanks for the information about the tomatoes.