Friday, September 30, 2011

Our smallest market harvest yet

Okay so this is it.

The bulk of the harvest

It's our smallest harvest day yet. Our harvest is always smaller than the average produce vendor, and more than a few people have laughed when walking by our booth; with our tiny amount of produce. I'm perfectly fine with that. My goal is to provide extremely local and tasty produce for myself and for the residents in Golden Hill, not the entire county of San Diego. The garden production rate will vary, as it should.

I understand that our garden is in the midst of a transition, on a couple of fronts. First, it was the coolest weather we've experienced in awhile and when the weather cools, growth slows. Secondly, we just expanded the roof and we are taking out some of the original warm season crops and replacing them with crops that are more suited to cooler weather. It takes time. I could bring my first harvest of baby Swiss chard leaves to the market but I am not going to. I am going to enjoy them with Farmer D.

What we do have, if you arrive early enough is:

  • Some Habanero Peppers
  • A couple baskets of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 beautiful eggplants in various sizes
  • 2 gorgeous Japanese cucumbers
  • A number of Poblano peppers
  • A variety of small spicy peppers
  • A couple of Bell peppers
  • A couple of pink lemonade lemons
  • A variety of herbs

This is one of the pumpkin habaneros. They're so cute. 

We're hoping there will be a sudden spike in interest for Aloe vera leaves
We'll have some lemon rose geranium stems, great for flower arrangements or to plant an intoxicating bush of your own.
I may try another flower arrangement this week

The avocados will be along soon enough, but not today.

More tomatoes are on the horizon
Gidget says; "I can't even look them in the eye. They really laugh at us?  I am definitely NOT going to show my face at the market with this pitiful harvest! Maybe I'll go next week." 

At least the butterflies seem happy about Gidget's Garden

We'll have another day like this soon, with next season's veggies. 

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