I already blogged about these first three harvests of the week here ....
The next photos are from Sunday's harvest.....
The larger tomatoes, in the white bowl, came from the box of green tomatoes in the closet. They are ripening a little faster than I'd hoped. The carrots were the last of that particular planting. The strawberries are looking pretty good! The butternuts aren't completely ripe, but I've found they are perfectly fine for making "pumpkin" pies.
I haven't been weighing the herbs, as I didn't grow and/or cut a lot this summer, but I couldn't resist bringing in a bouquet of parsley. There are only two plants of it in the garden, but they are huge and really healthy looking.
As huge as the bouquet was, after it was all trimmed I only ended up with 6 1/2 ounces of parsley, bagged and ready to be dried tomorrow.
I did a bit of garden cleanup today, as it was warm and sunny, and I planted some garlic. I didn't put in a lot, as the spot where I wanted it to grow was just a narrow strip behind the future lettuce bed. The bird proof enclosure for the lettuce was put into place, all ready to be amended with some good compost before spring planting time. Both the lettuce bed and the garlic are behind the shed, where zucchini and yellow squash grew this year. While I was cleaning up the area, I clipped off some seed heads from the dwarf cosmos, as I'd like to grow them again next year. I'll save the seeds, as well as let the ones that are blooming go to seed where they are, and (hopefully) volunteer next year.
The garlic is planted and mulched with straw, the lettuce bed is in place, and just in time for a nice evening rain.
I rewarded myself for a hard day's work with a nice slice of pumpkin (butternut squash) pie. After the fit Mr. Granny threw over squash pie last year, I swore I'd never bake another one. I gave in though, and he has decided it tastes exactly like pumpkin pie. This is the second one I've baked in two weeks, and he has definitely eaten his share!
Harvest for the Week of 10/08 - 10/14
Beans, pole - 9.3 ounces
Cabbage - 3.2 ounces
Carrots - 68.1 ounces (4.26 pounds)
Celery - 5.7 ounces
Herbs - 6.5 ounces
Lettuce - 1.3 ounces
Peppers, sweet - 5.4 ounces
Squash, winter - 162.7 ounces (10.17 pounds)
Strawberries - 20.2 ounces (1.26 pounds)
Tomatoes - 68.9 ounces (4.31 pounds)
Total for the week - 21.96 pounds
Total for the year - 997 pounds