Here are a few harvests from earlier this week. I made salsa so I picked a lot of peppers. I bought a 1/2 bushel of tomatoes to can since mine aren’t producing as much as last year.
Friday and Saturday night had frost warnings so I went out on Friday afternoon to pick all the tomatoes with any color on them.
I also picked almost all the basil.
We got some frost on the cucumbers and squash. Saturday I harvested the rest of the pumpkins and winter squash. Last year I had 70 lbs of pumpkins. This year they got a late start because of slug damage and I had only a few set. I only had 31 lbs of pumpkins. My winter squash total is lower too. I haven’t picked the butternut squash yet, but I’ll get them this week. Between lower pumpkin and squash weights and fewer tomatoes this year I know I’ll not match last year’s harvest total in pounds, though we have a larger variety. The large green squash is a marina di chioggia winter squash.
I picked the rest of my peppers on Saturday since Matt was using the smoker so I put on the rest of the jalapenos, paprika peppers, & some Hungarian wax peppers on to smoke. We’ll make some chipotle powder & paprika hopefully.
Two of our chickens started laying eggs this week. We got six eggs this week. They’re small but we enjoyed some yummy scrambled eggs for breakfast on Saturday morning.
I finally braided the rest of my onions and weighed them so they are in the harvest total this week. I used this method from last year and made one long string.
The apple tree branches were weighed down so I picked some of the apples. There were over 6 lbs here and I left some on the tree for later.
Harvest total this week: 63.88 lbs
Harvest this year: 286.81 lbs.
Eggs this week: 6
See other gardener’s harvest posts at Daphne’s Dandelions.