We don't have too many pictures of veggies to show off this week. We had a couple groups of friends who came to visit the garden last week. We had fun walking around the garden. Everyone tried their hands in harvesting veggies and took home the harvests. And, of course I forgot to take pictures of those harvests.
I did take pictures of the harvest for Saturday night dinner. The cucumbers are slowing down. The tomatoes are ripping faster than we are picking. On Saturday and Sunday, we picked tomatoes both in the mornings and the afternoons.
This big fat carrot was one of the only two seeds that came up from my failed seed sowing in March. The other one I picked too early so there wasn't much of a carrot. Then I kept forgetting to pick this one. I chopped this one up and cooked it in soup. It was nice and sweet. This variety is Oxheart. They grow very short and fat, so they are good for heavy clay soils. We don't have heavy clay soils. I just like to grow different varieties for fun.
Although we don't have too many edibles to show off this week, we do have some non-edible harvest to share.
Here are some stargazer lilies we harvested for cut flowers.
I let some chive flowers go to seed so I can plant more next year, although I think there will be some volunteers next year. There were a lot seeds dropped to the ground. The seeds were kind of a pain to collect. It was hard to separate the dried up mini flowers from the seeds.
I have a monster celery plant going to seed. It's been there since last year. I harvested some of the seeds last Sunday. I can't wait for the rest of the seeds to dry up, so I can dig up the plant and grow something else there.
I had a much easier time collecting these seeds. I just used a fine sift to separate the debris from the seeds. I heard celery seeds can be used as seasoning for cooking. I'm going to give it a try. I guess you could count these as part of the edible harvest.