Life can really mess with the harvest tally, not to mention the frequency of posts. I didn't pick any greens and decided they could just sit in the ground for another week. I gave away excess chard and peas that I didn't have time to cook. I only picked what needed to be picked and did the bare minimum that needed doing in the garden.
I did get to pick some carrots, in fact I picked twice. The first batch was pretty small. They are just thinnings. The size may be a bit deceiving but these are tiny little thing. Note the broccoli sitting on the carrots. It is also tiny. It is the only broccoli harvest this spring which is sad. The root maggots got under the row cover somehow and the others died. This one was starting to go too. Sigh. Maybe I'll get broccoli in the fall.
The second batch I had to pick because they were starting to shade out the eggplants. They had grown huge in just a few days of wet weather. The Sugar Snax are the ones on the left. They are my attempt to grow long pretty carrots in my clay soil. I think they are doing OK. I picked four and two were horribly stunted. Two were very long. They obviously could use a bit more time in the ground to beef up. I really ought to shift my soil before growing carrots. That would get all the numerous little rocks out. The Danvers which are the stockier carrot did great. Danvers was bred for clay soils. It is more fibrous and can power down through heavy soil. They had one stunted one too, but all in all not too bad. The taste was the telling part though. Danvers was a tad bitter. I need to water more. Sugar Snax was sweet even with my poor watering habits. Hopefully with all the rain we are getting the Danvers will sweeten up a bit.
I tried picking edible flowers. They picked well but I forgot them and they never got eaten. They also never got into the tally. I really don't know how to tally them. They don't weigh anything. I suppose I could count them in the flower area, but really how much are they worth? I haven't a clue. So for now they aren't tallied. Hopefully I'll get to try some this week. I probably should pick them right before I eat them instead of my usual which is to pick in the morning.
I picked and dried some dill because it was starting to shade my cucumbers. The cucumbers could handle it when the dill was little, but the dill was shooting up with all the rain. I left a few scattered in the bed, but the thick forest of dill is gone.
Sadly there aren't any really stunning flowers to pick right now. The summer flowers of black-eyed-susans, cone flowers, and coreopsis haven't really started yet and the pretty spring flowers are all gone. All that are left are my double feverfew and the ox-eyed daisies. So that is the bouquet that is sitting on my kitchen table. It is a little boring with just white flowers, but still pretty.
So here are the totals:
- Carrots 0.63 lbs
- Herbs 0.41 lbs
- Broccoli 0.09 lbs
- Peas 1.48 lbs
- Flowers 43
Weekly total: 2.6 lbs
Weekly spent: $14.61 (bamboo poles - and I need to buy more)
Yearly total: 19.04 lbs
Yearly earned: -$73.22