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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Harvest Monday

Mountain Rose Potatoes
I dug the Mt. Rose potatoes up this week. The vines were getting really wilted in the heat. I can see where if we had had a bit cooler and damper weather I probably would have gotten quite a few more large potatoes. But I got about 15 pounds from about 25 -30 sq feet.






Mt. Rose inside








They have pale pink swirls inside.



Mt. Rose and yellow potatoes


I cooked some up with the yellow potatoes I harvested from the pots on the patio.










Sunflower



A couple of sunflower seedlings escaped the birds and are blooming.













Black from Tula


Another first this week was a Black from Tula tomato. This variety is from Russia and I got the seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange.









Black from Tula
The bottom side did have a couple of holes, I don't know what caused them they were dry inside so not fresh bird pecks. This tomato weighed in at about 6 ounces.














Tula sliced

Having never had this variety before I ended up eating the whole thing. It was not sharply acid like some tomatoes but not actually sweet either. Very nice and juicy.








You can check out my post from yesterday, to see my poultry, melons, squash and more. Linking up for Harvest Monday, a great blog hop sponsored by Daphne's Dandelions. Hop over and check out what gardeners around the world are harvesting.

19 comments:

  1. Nice potatoes. It's amazing you can grow them in Arizona. The tomato is also nice, the first one! I am trying Black Krim this year, another Russian heirloom.

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  2. The pink and yellow potatoes look great cooked together.

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  3. The Mt. Rose potato has very nice colour. Nice tomatoes.

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  4. I agree your Mt. Rose potato has a very pretty pink hue and the pattern of the tula tomatoes is so interesting.

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  5. The rose potatoes are gorgeous and love the marbling on the Tula.

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  6. Beautiful potatoes! I wish we had some... maybe next year.

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  7. Such a pretty sunflower! I've never seen a Mt. Rose potato before- nice color.

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  8. Great harvest. That's a beautiful tomato our first one will be read this week!!! Not a bad potato harvest from that amount of square feet. That's about what we are expecting this year as well, the heat seems to be really setting things back.

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  9. 5 of my biggest tomatoes (10 ounces or larger) had blossom rot and had to be thrown away. I'm hoping everything is chilling out and will continue to grow with watering every other day. This drought is really taking a toll on my harvests! I've heard of that black tomato but never grown it. Is it sweet or real acidy?

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    1. No exactly sweet but not acidic either.

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  10. Hi, The Mt. Rose pink potato was new to me. So many different kinds of potatoes I have never heard of! The two kinds mixed together look so yummy! Nancy

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  11. Beautiful harvest. I really like the Black from Tula. It looks really tasty. And the photos of the pink potatoes are lovely, too.

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  12. That Tula tomato is really a beautifully colored one and it sounds like it was good tasting too. The Mt. Rose potato has some nice internal coloring too. Fun to learn about new (to me) varieties.

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  13. Your tomato looks and sounds a lot like a variety I grow called Black Krim - sweet but not too sweet and without the acid of some varieties. Your potatoes look great too - I've had to buy them for the first time this year and I reckon its going to be a couple of months til my next lots are ready.

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  14. Very nice harvests! I'm anxious for my tomato plants to start producing. I'm envious of your sunflowers too. We grow them every year, but this year the birds and squirrels picked all the seedlings. :(

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  15. Ooohhh...I am growing Black form Tula tomatoes for the first time this year as well, those mine are way behind yours! I'm excited to try them out :-)

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  16. Your Red potatoes are awesome! I have no tomatoes yet...you are a lucky girl!

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  17. The Black from Tula looks like it made for a gorgeous eating tomato, and I'm certain the wild pollinators are enjoying your sunflowers! We try to grow them every year, but haven't had much luck with them...

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  18. Your potatoes are beautiful! Imperfect tomatoes are the only kind I eat...those slices look scrumptious. We've got a ways to go yet before we get ripe tomatoes.

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