These were the best carrots of the season, even though the harvest was really small. This was the last small cantaloupe, but there are still four really big ones that are not yet ripe. Zucchini is producing a couple a week now, which is just about right for our needs. The one pot of three cucumber plants has also been just perfect for what Mr. Granny can eat, producing about a half dozen a week.
I pulled the last of the carrots from one of the beds. I wanted to get some spinach planted there, but time is running short for me. The bush beans are beginning to give me some big pickings. We had the butternut squash for dinner, along with a big pot of beans, carrots and summer squash. The volunteer Cherokee Purple tomato plant has given us several nice slicers.
The broccoli are still giving me a good harvest of side shoots, and the sweet peppers are finally beginning to turn color. My youngest son is taking the sweet peppers home with him as fast as I can grow them. Eating them raw, with ranch dip, is his new passion. I won't let him have those super sweet orange Happy Yummy peppers though. Those are strictly mine, for adding to sandwiches and coleslaw.
I'm still not getting very many tomatoes, other than the small salad and cherry types. Luckily the small tomatoes have been prolific enough to make a few batches of sauce, ketchup and sweet chili sauce. Those pink tomatoes in the bottom photo are from a volunteer plant. The only variety I've ever grown that were that color, was Clear Pink Early.
A really large haul for one day, 56 pounds of produce. Of course the butternut squash added a lot to that total, weighing in at 42 pounds. I've already harvested a total of 111 pounds ( a new record for me) of winter squash, and there are still several large butternuts and quite a few small acorn squash in the garden that are close to ripening. The summer squash also broke a weight record this year, producing over 87 pounds so far, and still going strong.
Harvest for the Week of 9/03-9/09
Beans, bush - 74 ounces (4.63 pounds)
Beans, pole - 24 ounces (1.5 pounds)
Broccoli - 14.2 ounces
Cabbage - 70.4 ounces (4.4 pounds)
Carrots - 63 ounces (3.94 pounds)
Cucumbers - 50.6 ounces (3.16 pounds)
Melons - 19.5 ounces (1.22 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 43.4 ounces (2.71 pounds)
Squash, summer - 66.3 ounces (4.14 pounds)
Squash, winter - 710.3 ounces (44.39 pounds)
Tomatoes - 189.1 ounces (11.82 pounds)
Week's total - 82.8 pounds
Year to date - 766 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!