What a fabulous harvest week. The last of the spring vegetables were picked and pulled up. Namely the peas with a few turnips thrown in. These are not anywhere close to all the peas that were picked but the others were camera shy. I've sent a couple of containers like the above over to my townhouse mates as there is no way for me to eat them all.
While I was cleaning out the spent spring veggies at the old house I noticed that the summer veggies were starting to come in. There were two slightly overgrown zucchini. They are still a good size, but I usually pick them smaller. Lots of cucumbers had come in too. The beans were also camera shy in this one. I seem to have left a lot of photos out, but no matter as I have too many anyway. It was a good week for harvests.
Not to be outdone the new garden decided to start producing the summer veggies too. There is a lot of overlap between the two gardens as I hadn't a clue as to when the house would sell. Right now it looks like the closing will be moved up to tomorrow so today will be the last day for me to get things cleaned up and harvested. The cukes above were all turned into pickles and canned.
Since I was making pickles I harvested a lot of dill and some little onions too. I don't have any dill at the new house. I tried to put it in between the beans and the cucumbers. It came up and got to about three inches before it died. I think it couldn't compete well enough for water with the larger plants and it has been very dry for a couple of weeks.
The old garden has a patch of butternuts that are growing like crazy. I picked eight blossoms but didn't even come close to getting them all. The foliage is very thick but underneath is just covered in orange blooms. Mostly they are male but there were a couple of females and one little butternut I saw that had already set. I know I can't harvest it, but I still get a thrill seeing them.
- Alliums 0.78 lbs
- Beans 0.39 lbs
- Cucurbits 4.76 lbs
- Greens 1.27 lbs
- Herbs 1.08
- Peas 2.36
- Pepper 0.05
- Turnip 0.11
- Spent this week: $0
- Total harvested this week 10.96 lbs
- Total for the year 37.84 lbs
- 2010 Tally -$111.23
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.