Ah summer. It really has some of the most wonderful harvests. The largest harvest this week was the peaches. They are really small this year, but still delicious. I probably should have thinned them better to get bigger peaches. The peaches are a condo harvest which means the trees are owned by both townhouses - for those that don't know I have a shared city yard. The veggie garden proper is mine and the wall garden, but all the landscape trees and bushes are shared which means half that fruit goes over to them.
The second biggest harvest is the corn. I have more than in the photos, but those were the biggest. As you can see not all of them are fully pollinated. Sometimes the edge ones don't do as well. But they are all tasty.
And of course lots of cukes and not nearly enough zukes. I have enough zukes to eat fresh, but not enough to freeze yet. They seem pretty steady at 1.5 pounds or half a pound per plant per week, which is pretty dang bad. I need to try another variety next year, though I love Costata Romanesca for its taste.
And I got a few greens too. I harvested some amaranth and broccoli side shoots. I don't take off the leaves of the broccoli as I eat them too.
The turnips didn't go into the tally. Last time I had turnips I had to cut a lot of bad parts out. I'm guessing these are just as bad. Together they make one picking, but not by themselves.
And last but not least the alliums. Green onions (not leeks even though that is what they look like), sweet onions, and storage onions all braided up and ready for the basement.
Needless to say it was a really good harvest week.
- Alliums, 20.71 lbs
- Beans, 0.19 lbs
- Broccoli, 1.31 lbs
- Corn, 6.28 lbs
- Cucumbers, 3.87 lbs
- Greens, 1.17 lbs
- Herbs, 0.17 lbs
- Summer Squash, 1.66 lbs
- Weekly total, 35.35
- Yearly total, 306.63 lbs, $680.82
- Peaches, 8.85 lbs
- Fruit Yearly total, 46.36 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.