This week was another week with lots of cucumbers. It’s time to make pickles again! The zucchini and patty pan have not been producing that much. We’re still looking forward to each one that ripens. That’s a good thing but it means my harvest total is down compared to last year at this time. Last year I’d harvested my onions this week so the total jumped up. This week I harvested my red onions, but they only came in at 1.8 lbs, a sad harvest. My other yellow onions are looking much better and are just beginning to fall over, so I’ll let them go a bit more and finish sizing up. Here are the photos from the week.
Monday: Red onions for pickles. They’re smaller than they look.
Tuesday:Patty pan, cucumbers,the first green zebra tomato, peas & beans, a bit of sprouting broccoli & lettuce for a BLT.
Wednesday: Zuchinni, the first Carmen sweet pepper, cucumbers, beans, basil, tomatoes. The larger tomatoes are from a plant I had labeled Cherokee purple but the color isn’t quite right and the flavor was rather bland. We’ll see if the others from that plant are any different when they ripen later.
Thursday: Beans, cayenne peppers, tomatoes (green zebra & cosmonoaut volkov)
Saturday: the rest of the sad onion harvest, zucchini, cucumbers, beans, peas, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes.
Sunday: Jalapenos and Cayenne peppers to be smoked alongside the paprika pepper harvested earlier. I’ll freeze them to add to salsa and give it a chipotle flavor.
Also a leek, cherry tomatoes, mostly sungold which are picking up in production, and green beans. We’re doing a better job of enjoying these at the tender stage this year. The leek had sent up a scape so I harvested it and chopped up finely with the green beans.
Harvest this week: 16.5 lbs
Harvests this year: 76.82 lbs
See other gardeners’ harvests at Daphne’s Dandelions.