This past week I harvested the first small butternut squash. It was the perfect size for two people, and it was delicious! There is one more small butternut that will probably be picked this week, but all the rest of them are great big ones.
It was also the first week of fairly good tomato harvests. Finally some of the larger varieties are ripening, although I'm still getting large amounts of small and cherry tomatoes that are only good for sauces or fresh eating. The last picture shows most of the tomatoes that were picked during the week. They are waiting to be turned into sauce, ketchup or salsa.
My first two Happy Yummy Hot Peppers, seeds from Dave at Our Happy Acres, turned out to be sweet peppers. None of the others have ripened, so it remains to be seen whether they turn out sweet or hot.
The last of the storage onions were dry, so they were cleaned up and weighed.
Our temperatures are still in the high 90s, making gardening miserable except for early mornings. The fall garden seems to be growing well, in spite of the heat. Except for the newly planted lettuce. Only one of the varieties I planted has germinated, and wouldn't you know I didn't write down what variety was planted where! So much for testing old seed, now I'll have to start all over from scratch. I got a double row of peas planted on Saturday. This is my first ever attempt at growing fall peas. I gave up on the cauliflower plants. They were set out in April, and just last week developed tiny (quarter sized) heads that promptly turned yellow. I'll never figure out why I can grow great cabbage and broccoli, but cannot grow decent cauliflower for the life of me. I don't think my Brussels are going to sprout, either.
Harvest for the Week of 8/6-8/12
Beans, bush - 14.5 ounces
Beans, pole - 53.5 ounces (3.34 pounds)
Beets - 10.7 ounces
Broccoli - 13.1 ounces
Carrots - 7.8 ounces
Corn - 21.7 ounces (1.36 pounds)
Cucumbers - 29.3 ounces (1.83 pounds)
Onions - 58 ounces (3.63 pounds)
Peppers, hot (turned out sweet) - 2.4 ounces
Squash, summer - 133.8 ounces (8.36 pounds)
Squash, winter - 22.1 ounces (1.38 pounds)
Strawberries - 6.5 ounces
Tomatoes - 439.3 ounces (27.46 pounds)
Week's Total 50.79 pounds
Year to Date: 462.7 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!