June 27, 2009 - 75.5pounds
June 27, 2010 - 103.9 pounds
June 27, 2011 - 73.8 pounds
June 27, 2012 - 100.5 pounds
June 27, 2013 - 110.4 pounds
The onion harvest, at just over 16 pounds so far, will end up way below last year's 59 pounds. The garlic harvest was about equal to previous years.
We've had below normal temperatures the past 10 days or so, with rain nearly every day. I noticed a couple of the larger sweet peppers had an off color, and when I touched one it turned to mush in my hand. Both of the large peppers on the plant were completely rotten. I hope it was from too much moisture, and not from some disease. I won't have to worry about too much moisture or cool weather this week....
The tomatoes, peppers and beans should love that weather!
The early corn is tasseling. It's a good thing it hasn't formed ears yet, because if it gets up to 113 this week, I'd have popped corn!
Those temps are crazy! Stay cool, dear lady. And I hope your corn enjoys that!ReplyDelete
Sue, I have a feeling I'll be staying inside, with the AC on, for the next few days (I HATE air conditioning).Delete
I hate it too. But, I suppose you're lucky to have it. I don't , and if it ever got that hot, I'd probably have to take a vacation. Oh darn....Delete
Yeah, it would be horrid to have to take a vacation. Wait....what's a vacation?Delete
Wow, 100 degree weather already. It's awful when the temperature jumps like that.ReplyDelete
Your onions and corn are looking mighty fine. It's amazing how much you've been able to harvest from your spring garden. I didn't plant a spring garden because it gets so warm so quickly, but am thinking about a fall garden.
Phuong, the veggies that usually do so well for me are the ones that lagged behind this year...root crops. You would think, with our cooler than normal spring, they would have been the best performers.Delete
Geez Granny.....what crazy weather! We are having a hot & humid stretch. I just hate it! Your harvest total is twice mine right now. But, it seems you are way ahead of me. My onions are looking great this year, the garlic...so, so. I picked the first sungold tomato yesterday. "The Italian" promptly ate it!ReplyDelete
Robin, I've had a handful of Sungolds so far, but they don't have much flavor yet. I'm not quite as nice as you though. I did share the first three tomatoes with Mr. Granny, but the last three mysteriously disappeared before he even had a chance to look at them ;-) I felt bad about it though, so now there are three or four more on the windowsill, waiting for his salad tonight.Delete
You are off to such an amazing start! Sorry about the wet weather, but with that heat you're looking at this week things should get giant for you! My June harvest is a bit behind last year's, but May made up for it being almost three times as much as 2012. It's always fun to compare the years.ReplyDelete
Nutmeg, I'm sure the garden is confused with the ups and downs in temperatures we've had, and certainly not used to days in a row of rain, but it's still growing like crazy! It remains to be seen how it will handle the upcoming heatwave.Delete
I've hit 100lbs this week too I'm sure. I only needed just over three pounds to do it. Which I have on my tally sheet (I don't put it into the computer and spreadsheet until Monday).ReplyDelete
I looked over my three years and looked at the second to last week in June. 2011 - 87.44, 2012 - 191.62, 2013 - 96.83. Last year was a big anomaly. With all the heat in the spring things really took off fast. I had the 100 lbs by the time June started. I expect this year will be lower than what would be an average year though. With my vacation and delayed planting and germination issues I've been having (my latest is that a section of my butternut squash didn't come up, I planted some early butternuts to replace the waltham, but I don't know if they have enough time now).
I expect you will surpass me this week and stay that way. You usually harvest a lot of pounds more than me in the summer. Though I do sometimes stay ahead in the spring.
Congratulations on reaching 100 pounds! Ugh! I think I would melt with those predicted temperatures.ReplyDelete
Rachel, I'll be melting as soon as it gets out of the 80s! I don't tolerate temperature extremes well, either hot or cold. In my ideal world, it would always be between 75 and 80 degrees!Delete
Ha! Popped indeed!ReplyDelete
You are having weird weather for sure. What a swing in temps.
We are getting pop up thunder showers every 2-3 days followed by sunny hot humid days. Things grow like crazy, but we get some brown dry spots on blackberries from the sun hitting the wet berries.
I keep eating my veggies before even getting them inside to weigh. Mr Farmer said I look like a goat out grazing in my garden. I love sugar snap peas fresh from the vine!ReplyDelete
Sure, Langela, rub it in that GRANNY DIDN'T GET A SINGLE SNAP PEA this year. I did eat my share of baby peas though, sometimes with dirty hands that gave me grit in my teeth :-)Delete
EEEK! 113? Geez. That is - WACKY.ReplyDelete
Yes, that's a bit high even for this area. Temps of 100-105 aren't uncommon for late July, but 90s are more the norm. The forecast does seem to change daily, they have it as 111 now. That 2-degree drop probably won't make a lot of difference though, I'm still planning to stay inside in the cool!Delete
Wow Granny 110 pounds! Every year your totals grow. Very impressive. Our corn went in late. It's only about 4 inches tall, but it's a big new bed. We're looking forward to what may come.ReplyDelete
Jody, my later corn didn't germinate well, so there were a couple of attempts at replanting. Now it's in all stages of growth, from a few inches high to over 4 feet high. I'm not looking to get much from it, so I hope the early corn feeds us well!Delete
In Maine we are looking at 10+ straight days of overcast weather with thunderstorms and showers, and heavy rain today. Boo. I am officially jealous of your weather!ReplyDelete
Ali, just think of all the time you can spend working on the inside of the house! I need an inside project to keep me busy during the upcoming heatwave. Hmmm, do I really want to tackle painting my bathroom woodwork? Probably not :-)Delete
100 pounds already??? That is amazing and makes me just a tad bit jealous... ;-) But then again, we were gone for four weeks and I'm just glad our garden survived. :-)ReplyDelete
Anke, the onions were early! That's what put me over the 100 pound mark so soon, but it remains to be seen if I can hit that 1000 pound mark by October.Delete
wow you broke the 100lbs mark already!!! WOW WOW WOW. I hope your weather cools down a bit!ReplyDelete
Not too cool though, Mrs. P.! I've had enough of the cold, wet weather. I'm not looking forward to that much of a heatwave though, just hope I and the garden survive it!Delete
114 degrees!! Holy cow, we hit 104 today but that's not 114 by any stretch! Congrats on the 100 pounds. We are still at zero because of our late start after moving, so I'm very jealous!!ReplyDelete
Stoney, TWC has lowered that temperature forecast now. It's "only" supposed to get to 108 :-) It was already 80F when I got up this morning, so today is going to be a scorcher (101 predicted)!Delete
Woohoo! 100 pounds is nothing to sneer at. That's awesome. I'm sure your other winter squashes will make up for the lack of pumpkins and pickling cukes. As I recall, the butternuts have a tendency to overproduce just a teensy bit. lol.ReplyDelete
Yes, the butternuts do have a tendency to do that....like the nearly 200 pounds of them I grew last year! I planted one less hill this year, down to three instead of four. I still have two of those butternuts left, plus a bunch of puree in the freezer!Delete