Whoohoo! The first corn. In August we will be inundated with it. At least I hope.
The big harvest this week was the garlic. It was picked earlier, but I don't put it on the harvest records until it is cured and dry.
I've been eating the sweet onions at the rate of about a pound per week. I need to start eating them faster. They won't store well, so it is use it or lose it.
A lot of my harvest baskets look alike nowadays. Cukes, zukes, and beans. My zucchini is giving me constant zucchinis, but they are small, so the poundage isn't much. The cucumbers on the other hand gave me six and a half pounds. Last year I grew 8 sqft of space in cuke and I got 60 pounds of them. I certainly didn't need that many, so cut the space in half. So far so good. I don't feel overwhelmed by them this year. I do however wish for a year that I'm overwhelmed by zucchini. I never have been. So far I'm not this year either.
I got some nice broccoli side shoots. I have some more that I'll pick today. If I can just keep the aphids down enough so they don't get into the heads life will be great. I love broccoli.
I picked the chard once this week. I'm glad I like it since it is such a workhorse. Though I do see one of them starting to bolt. It is my own fault too. The earwigs are a real pest of the chard here. They will ruin it if I let too many survive. So I chase them down. I have a knife that I'm harvesting with and try to slice it through the soil. Slicing off a plant's roots will get it to bolt every time. I have to stop my instinct to do that or they will all end up bolting.
I picked some more green coriander to make some chicken. I loved it, but my husband thought it was just OK. I don't think he liked the texture. I didn't use it all up, so I got to dry more.
- Alliums, 8.64 lbs
- Beans, 1.38 lbs
- Broccoli, 2.11 lbs
- Corn, 0.63 lbs
- Cucumbers, 6.64 lbs
- Greens, 1.56 lbs
- Herbs, 0.32 lbs
- Summer Squash, 1.62 lbs
- Weekly total, 22.88
- Yearly total, 2271.28 lbs, $952.29
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