Today’s Harvest Basket August 11, 2014
Squash and tomatoes, plus a fruit jar full of herb cuttings. Mint and parsley will go into tabouleh.
The monster zucchini are now under control. I’m picking them at 7″ or so. Sliced lengthways and brushed with a hint of roasted garlic olive oil, these little tender squash and so, so good on the grill (or roasted in the oven)
In August, when the garden is in high production, I can easily be a vegetarian. That big yellow tomato weighs about a pound and a half.
I hope to get one last flush of tomatoes before the plants succumb to late blight. Each of the tomatoes in this photo weigh well over a pound.
Heirloom tomatoes do not have the disease resistance that many hybrids do. But I challenge you to find a sweeter or prettier tomato than Gold Medal.
They are susceptible to late blight. I had the same problem a couple of years a go when I planted them.
But wait till I slice one open for you. Lovely meaty, yellow flesh with a splash of red radiating from the center.
Generally speaking, it is not true that yellow tomatoes are less acid than red tomatoes. However, this big yellow tomato is less acid than most tomatoes.