My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Today's Harvest

Yellow Marble & Princepe Borghese tomatoes
Several tomato plants volunteered in this pot, mostly Yellow Marbles, but surprise, also a Princepe Borghese, an Italian drying tomato. I picked about two ounces of them today.

Lettuce mix, baby carrots, Hopi Purple Pod Beans
Since the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler I know it's just a matter of time until ol' Jack Frost runs by and wipes out the bean plants. So today I picked all the beans and pulled the vines out. I need to get more peas planted. Besides tomatoes today's harvest was 6 ounces of baby lettuce, 2 ounces of baby carrots (roots only) and 5 pounds, 14 ounces of beans in their pods. I don't have time to shell them before I go to work but suspect the shelled weight will be somewhere around 2 1/2 pounds.

Each Monday Daphne's Dandelions has a Harvest Monday post, so I'll add my link over there. Happy Growing! 


  1. I've grown Principe Borghese in the past and been really pleased with it. I think my dad put some in this year so I will have to get some from him - I usually oven dry them, do you have another method?

  2. Hi Liz, I usually just use a dehydrator, tho in the hotter dryer parts of Italy they string the little tomatoes and hang them on the wall of the house much like folks in New Mexico do their chilies.

  3. That a lot of beans!I found volunteer tomatoes plants are more hardy than the ones I grow myself too.

  4. That's a great late season harvest!