6/10 - Raspberries are being picked about every other day now, and we have been enjoying them for breakfasts as well as on angelfood cake slices with a dollop of whipped cream. The second head of broccoli was harvested and used in my stir fry (I didn't make Mr. Granny eat it, all the more for me!). The small Gonzales cabbage was used for coleslaw. I'm not sure I'll plant this variety again, as it's very spicy and I prefer a sweeter cabbage. The two small peppers were sunburned so I picked them, but they were quite bitter tasting. They are still in the fridge, but probably will end up being composted. No problems eating the potatoes though, as they are always welcome! I also pulled one garlic (not shown) to add to my homemade pizza sauce.
6/12 - More raspberries. I wish they'd never stop!
6/13 - Fresh peas and potatoes. These were promptly eaten for dinner.
6/13 - I love this Anuenue lettuce, it's so crisp and sweet. I wish germination had been better though. I had a bit better luck with my second planting, but then the sparrows ate the tops off of the seedlings. I rescued a few and got them transplanted under protective netting, so hopefully they will survive. It's supposed to be a heat tolerant variety. I certainly hope so.
6/14 - Seeing red! Everything harvested this day was red. The strawberries are just beginning their second crop, and are much larger than the earlier berries.
This Dark Red Norland from 6/14 is the largest so far, at 8 ounces.
6/15 - The Golden Acre cabbages are now ready to pick. They aren't as large as last year's, but still too big to fit into the harvest basket.
There was a lot of earwig damage, but once I got all of the chewed up outer leaves off, I still ended up with nearly 3 pounds. At least two more must be picked today, so I'll probably be making sauerkraut this afternoon.
6/15 - The Red Sails lettuce has been coming in non-stop. Last week there was so much of it in the fridge, I ended up taking about half a pillowcase full out to the garden and trench composted it. I pulled the last of it from the main lettuce bed to make room for the Anuenue lettuce seedlings, but I have two more rows in the main garden, in various stages of growth. As soon as this batch has been consumed the newer plants will be ready to harvest. It's odd, but the sparrows don't usually bother the red lettuce, but they annihilate the green.
6/15 - More raspberries and peas. The peas are nearing the end, and will probably be pulled by the end of this week to make room for a planting of pole beans. Although I missed having snap peas this year, I must admit we certainly have had some lovely meals from the shelling peas.
This week's harvest:
Broccoli: 2.6 ounces
Cabbage: 60.8 ounces
Garlic: 1.7 ounces
Lettuce: 22.1 ounces
Peas: 45.8 ounces
Peppers (sweet): 3.5 ounces
Potatoes: 85.1 ounces
Radishes: 1.4 ounces
Raspberries: 54.4 ounces
Strawberries: 4.1 ounces
Total this week: 281.5 ounces (17.59 pounds)
Total to date: 63.2 pounds
Be sure to check out Daphne's Dandelions to see what others have harvested this week!