Though my peaches have all been picked, fruit still takes the starring role this week. My first melons were picked. Usually I get an intense two weeks of melons and then they are gone. I tried to time it so they would be ripe when my mom and MIL were here, and they are showing up today, so I succeeded.
I also picked corn several times. I wanted my corn to be late enough for the parents too. And I could have planted them even a week earlier. Corn is easier to time though as I have a month long window of picking.
I picked and froze a lot of basil.
And I'm still picking zucchini and cucumbers. I got one baseball bat of a zucchini this week as I missed picking a day. They grow so fast if you let them. I usually let them grow one day after they have pollinated and closed up. Two days is too long. I took the seeds out and grated it for bread in the winter. In addition I got another picking of the amaranth. It is struggling next to the zucchini. I try to keep the zucchini leaves off of it, but it is a hopeless cause.
I finished up all of my sweet onions, so now I've started bringing in the red onions when I need them. They are almost done curing outside.
- Alliums, 1.09 lbs
- Corn, 3.53 lbs
- Cucumbers, 4.09 lbs
- Greens, 0.75 lbs
- Herbs, 1.29 lbs
- Melons, 9.80 lbs
- Summer Squash, 5.39 lbs
- Weekly total, 25.94
- Yearly total, 360.36 lbs, $768.70
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.