Monday, August 1, 2011
The garden continues to bless us with good varieties of summer veggies. There are something new ripening every week. I haven't bought any produce in a couple of months. I feel like I'm getting as good of a selection from my garden, if not better, as it is from a supermarket. Not to mention they taste better and have less mileages and storage life.
The huge green tomatoes above are Aunt Ruby's German Green, and they are my new favorite green tomato. They are so pretty when they are ripe, light green with a tint of yellow and pink blush. We refrigerate them and cut them into slices to snack on. They are juicy, sweet, and refreshing. The perfect snack on a hot summer day. The catalog describe their flavor as spicy. I think they are rather mild but very flavorful and delicious.
My previous favorite green tomato was Green Zebra. Unfortunately, the two Green Zebra plants I started from seeds turned out to be something else (Black Krim, I think). I wish I had some Green Zebras to do a side-by-side taste test.
These are pictures of some of the harvest from last week. In the pictures are - Black Krim tomatoes, Beefsteak tomatoes, Aunt Ruby's German Green tomatoes, Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, luffa gourd (Chinese okra), Big Bertha pepper, Better Belle pepper, Sweet Banana pepper, Birdseye chili peppers, Japanese eggplants, patty pans, cucumber, Delica pumpkin, Yard Long beans, Summerfest Komatsuna, purple mustard, green onions, garlic chives, and edible amaranth leaves.