This past week the summer squash began coming on strong, and the raspberries began winding down as the strawberries started bearing. A few side shoots started appearing on the broccoli plants.
Dark Red Norland potatoes continue to be our favorites, the tomatoes are beginning to ripen, and here come the zucchinis!
The lettuce is getting tattered and eaten by earwigs, and I found the first slugs of the year in this batch. It's still sweet and crisp, despite being a bit overgrown. I haven't kept up with the successive plantings like I planned, we just got a bit tired of so many salads!
This was definitely the week for beans.
Minigold continues to give me more yellow cherry tomatoes than we can possibly eat, so I've decided to eliminate two of the three plants. The strawberries, although not hugely plentiful, are huge in size for this variety and so deliciously sweet and juicy! Both red tomatoes turned out to be mealy and tasteless, not unexpected for the first of the year. The Yukon Gold potatoes were pulled from near the top of the plant just to show off to Greg, who was visiting that day.
All of the cabbage matured at once, which is fine. I hadn't made sauerkraut in years, and Mr. Granny loves that stuff. The large zucchini got away from me, as happens at times, so it made two delicious loaves of nut bread for the freezer. Broccoli and yellow crooknecks rounded out the day's harvest.
The Velour bush beans are unbelievably prolific. These came from a single 10' row, and I was rushing to get them picked before I keeled over from a heat stroke. I'm sure I missed quite a few.
Washed, bagged and weighed, they came in at over 4-1/2 pounds.
Tiny but good, Victor gave me two little morsels on Saturday, along with another big bowl of Minigold cherry tomatoes that I forgot to photograph. Believe me, they all look the same, LOL!
Harvest for the week of 7/2 through 7/8
Beans, bush - 114 oz. (7 lb.)
Broccoli - 7.8 oz.
Cabbage - 113.8 oz. (7 lb.)
Lettuce - 5.3 oz.
Onions - 159.8 oz. (10 lb.)
Potatoes - 147.4 oz. - (9 lb.)
Raspberries - 12.7 oz.
Squash, summer - 157.3 oz. (10 lb.)
Strawberries - 17 oz. (1 lb.)
Tomatoes - 26.3 oz. (1.6 lb)
Week's total - 47.43 pounds
Year to date - 187.72 pounds
Daphne's Dandelions is the host for Harvest Monday, where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. Please visit her blog and leave a link, so we can enjoy your harvest photos!