Corn is by far the queen of the garden right now. I pick the ears as they become ripe. I had a lot of germination issues and had to resow multiple times, so they have been ripening slowly over time. That is a good thing for timing, but bad overall as there are gaps in the bed. The corn is queen not for its production, but for its taste. My husband won't eat most of the things that come out of my garden, but last night he asked why we didn't have corn. We probably should have as now the rest is starting to ripen all at once.
The basil got two harvests. It was starting to bloom. When it does I cut it back by half. This time I could use it as I dehydrated and froze it for the winter. There was so much though that my townhouse mates got enough to make pesto also.
The cukes are half dead from wilt, but somehow they keep putting out cukes. So far I've only had to toss one from bitterness. But the worst of the deformed cukes don't see the scale. They get tossed right away. And as you can see I'm still harvesting broccoli. When the weather heats up it occasionally gets brown patches in the middle of the "head" that I have to cut out. I say head, but really these are side shoots. They may not be the prettiest, but they sure are productive. I have a lot more coming too. Fiesta is a very productive broccoli. And I can live without pretty heads. I'm not a market gardener. I eat the stuff myself. I don't care how it looks as long as it tastes good.
I picked more dried beans this week. I think they are Yellow Eye. But I'll find out when I shell them as I watch the Olympics. I need to harvest more, but it was too wet this morning to get into the beans. Picking bush beans is tedious, so I'll do it in patches. Normally I'd just rip the whole plant up by the roots and harvest that way which is much faster, but it looks like the plants might put out another set of blossoms. So for now they live.
Though the beans in their shells won't get weighed until they are shelled and completely harvested, I found I had a bag of unshelled beans from last year. I must have totally overlooked them. But these were shelled and weighed. They are some mixed runner beans, Apache Red, and Trail of Tears.
The two Cherokee Purple tomatoes don't look pretty, do they? I'm sure my townhouse mates appreciated them though. Since neither my husband or I eat them, next year I won't grow them. I find the foliage hard to avoid even tucked away in the back. Tomatoes have a tendency to take over. (For those that are new, I'm sensitive to all the nightshade crops. I can't eat them and even touching them can cause reactions.)
Beans 1.57 lbs
Broccoli 1.73 lbs
Cucurbit 10.63 lbs
Herbs 1.96 lbs
Tomato 1.48 lbs
Weekly total 21.41 lbs
Yearly total 319.87 lbs
Raspberries 0.08 lbs
Yearly total 25.93 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.