Daily Harvest – August 5, 2017

Things are slowing down a bit as we move into August. I’m hoping to see more peppers this month, and steady increases in okra.

This just might be the day I pull the lemon cucumber vine that has produced over 100 cucumbers. Almost all of the leaves are shriveled and brown, and I can use the room to start some fall crops.

Nice work, lemon cucumber.



Daily Harvest – August 4, 2017

One big sandwich-ready Brandywine today, plus three lemon cucumbers, a butternut squash, three okra, and another seventeen small tomatoes.

Also, after that, a couple of pictures of our Goliath sunflower that finally opened up!




Daily Harvest – July 30, 2017

You know the real secret to growing lemon cucumbers?

Go on vacation for six days and let them work.

Totals for a six-day period where I didn’t pick anything: 86 small tomatoes, 2 large tomatoes, 14 okra, 36 (!) lemon cucumbers, 5 green cucumbers, 1 pumpkin, and 1 yellow squash.

That makes a season total of 104 lemon cucumbers, 99 of which have come from one vine. Wow.


Daily Harvest – July 23, 2017

It’s been one whole month since I started this site, and I’m glad to say I’ve posted at least once (and had something to harvest) every day so far.

I think I have to acknowledge that green cucumbers might be done for this summer, but the lemon cucumbers seem to be going on strong (65 so far, 63 from one vine).

Also picked today: four okra, eight small tomatoes, and two more early pumpkins that needed to come off a dying vine.