This week was a highlight in the garden in so many ways. I was harvesting everyday, sometimes more than once. Needless to say I have a lot of photos. And though it was the highest harvest week so far, this was only because I'm adding in somethings from the old garden.
Yes I added in the garlic and onions. They are both dry right now so it was time to weigh them. The garlic was picked at the appropriate time, but the onions weren't. I picked a lot of them early because it was that or lose them. I left about a third for the new owners, but the smaller ones. I was a bit afraid the onions would wouldn't dry well since they were picked early, but they seem to be doing fine. As there are only just over 3 lbs in this bowl, I don't expect them to last all year anyway.
Don't they look just beautiful? These seeds were from Dan.
My Heinz tomatoes under the cherries. They were very dry inside as a paste tomato should be. The fresh taste was nothing to write home about, but since it is a paste, eventually I'll want to taste how it makes sauce.
I never plant a lot of green beans. I'm the only one in my family to eat them. I hope by picking a few every couple of days to have enough for eating fresh one day a week. So far so good. This week was 6.1 oz which is a fine serving of beans for me.
The tomatillos are really starting to ramp up. You can see one or two in previous photos, but on Sunday I noticed a lot had dropped to the ground and a lot were ripe on the vine. I now have them in a large bowl. When I get a lot I'll make salsa.
The last of the big news is that I'm positive for the year right now. The numbers are a little bit in flux though. Last time I bought tomatoes from the market they were $4.99 (heirloom IPM tomatoes from the farmers market). I have my tomatoes listed as $3.99. But I bought early tomatoes. I'll have to check this week and see if they have raised the price permanently or if $4.99 was just for the early ones. I also haven't checked on tomatillos yet this year. In fact a lot of my prices haven't been checked out for the year. I have work to do on Wednesday. I hope I remember to bring a notepad.
- Alliums 6.35
- Beans 0.78 lbs
- Cucurbits 2.39 lbs
- Pepper 0.14
- Tomatillo 1.93 lbs
- Tomato 4.23 lbs
- Spent this week: $0
- Total harvested this week 15.81 lbs
- Total for the year 68.17 lbs
- 2010 Tally 5.07
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.