Due to my spending two days in bed with the flu this week, the harvest was rather limited, but thanks to five more butternut squash, the total weight was pretty high.
Tomatoes, pole beans, a few sweet peppers and a cucumber. The cucumber vine looks horrid, but it continues to fruit so it stays.
I pulled the last of the beets, just over 4 1/2 pounds after they were cleaned. Tops are not eaten, so were not counted in the weight. I pulled some of the newer carrots, which are the loveliest of the year and nice and sweet. Three cucumbers from the half dead vines, a few pole beans, tomatoes and....my very first sweet potato! I was digging around with my hands, and it was right at the surface, so I pulled it out. A perfect size at just over 8 ounces. I have it curing in the warmest, darkest place I could find, next to the water heater. I put it in a plastic bag, slightly opened, to keep the humidity in. I hope it works!
More broccoli! I did cut back two of the four
trees plants, as they were keeping the sprinkler from hitting too much of the garden....and Mr. Granny is refusing to eat one more bite of broccoli! This was all given to our youngest son. I also pulled the last crookneck squash plant and cut back quite a few butternut squash vines. All but the last planting of pole beans were removed. The garden still looks full! I'm finally getting a few larger tomatoes, but many of them have been squirrel bitten or are cracking open. The best have been from the volunteer Cherokee Purple plant.
Four for the day, making five for the week and 46 butternuts picked so far this year. Yes, there are still a few more out in the garden that should ripen before frost.
Harvest for the Week of 9/17 - 9/23
Beans, pole - 27.4 ounces (1.71 pounds)
Beets - 73.7 ounces (4.61 pounds)
Broccoli - 8.3 ounces
Carrots - 11.8 ounces
Cucumbers - 27.4 ounces (1.71 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 17.6 ounces (1.1 pounds)
Peppers, hot - 0.5 ounce
Potatoes, sweet - 8.3 ounces
Squash, summer - 25.9 ounces (1.62 pounds)
Squash, winter - 328.3 ounces (20.52 pounds)
Tomatoes - 236.8 ounces (14.8 pounds)
Total for the week: 47.88 pounds
Total year to date: 867.35 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!