There was one normal basket harvest, but most were different this week. There are two things of note here. The first tomatoes were picked. I can't eat them (I can't eat any nightshade plant) but my townhouse mates enjoyed them. The second are my dried beans. Those didn't get into the tally. I'll weigh each variety once it is finished producing and once I take them out of their pods.
The corn harvest was my favorite. I did get two really weird ears. The husk didn't quite cover them and they weren't pollinated well. They still tasted fine though. Not very sweet, but very corny.
I've been complaining that I haven't gotten any zucchini. Well I did, but it was hiding under dying leaves. Once it got big enough to peek out I saw it. It will make some zucchini bread and some casserole.
It was time for my biweekly harvest this week. I kept about a pound for my own use and this time my townhouse mates took the rest to freeze. The harvest chard harvest peaked a month ago and has been going down about two pounds per harvest since. I'm guessing I ought to side dress them if I keep picking them. So far they have produced about 35lbs this year in about 11 sqft of space. And half of that space is shaded by the broccoli that I was going to rip out earlier but haven't. Chard is such an amazing producer and such a powerhouse of nutrition too.
The garlic had cured so I cleaned it up and put it in mesh bags in the basement. This year I got 8.9lbs of garlic. Last year it was 6 lbs. I did give more space to it this year though. The bulbs this year are better than last year. Last year I had a lot of rot in my bulbs, but I didn't get any this year. In general I got a lot of rotting diseases from all my plants last year with my new soil. But this year things seem to be in balance more.
The first of the mustards was harvested and winnowed out. I got just over half a pound of mustard seed. I want to make some homemade mustard later this year. I've never done it before.
Alliums 8.91 lbs
Beans 0.47 lbs
Broccoli 0.06 lbs
Cucurbit 7.31 lbs
Greens 5.25 lbs
Herbs 0.71 lbs
Tomato 0.69 lbs
Weekly total 42.76 lbs
Yearly total 298.46 lbs
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.