It’s August now, so we’re entering the peak vegetable harvest time. Today, we picked beans, pak choi cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, and blackberries.
The beans are from all three varieties of pole beans: ‘Kentucky blue,’ ’emerite,’ and ‘rattlesnake.’ There are 3 lb. 3.6 oz. (1.46 kg) of beans from an 8 ft. (2.4 m) row of beans.
The small cabbage is pak choi ‘brisk green,’ which doesn’t get very big.
We picked five fruits of the eggplant ‘ichiban imp,’ a Japanese variety. We continue to battle the beetles that have been eating the eggplants’ leaves.
Tomato ‘Park’s early challenge’ produced all four tomatoes. My other tomato varieties have large fruit, but they haven’t ripened yet. In the photo below, tomato ‘speckled Roman’ has some large, unusually shaped and patterned fruit.
We seem to get a few more blackberries every time we pick them. More are ripening on the brambles.
We didn’t pick any today, but there are many peppers that are ready to eat, fresh off the plants, whenever we want them. Pepper ‘yellow banana’ will change from yellow through orange to red, while pepper ‘Takii’s ace’ go directly from green to red. The red, fully ripened peppers are sweeter than the yellow or green peppers.