The weather here in Utah has been brutal the past week. Temperatures have been in the high 90′s and we even had 100′s both Saturday and Sunday. Wow!! That is really hot for June. We usually don’t see 100′s until late July and August. The other thing that is missing from our weather is rain. We usually don’t get a lot of rain in the summer but normally when the temps get this high we start having afternoon thunder storms. None of that this year, just hot and dry!! That means we are watering our garden about every three day just to keep things alive.
We did have another good harvest week. The peas were at their peak early in the week. We picked another 9 pounds on Wednesday. But they are now slowing down, we only had about 2 pounds to pick on Saturday. I think we will get 2 more pickings before the plants finally give out and we pull them up to feed to the chickens.
The remainder of our broccoli was ready to harvest this week. I cut 6 or 7 more heads. We will leave these plants in for another month or so and let them produce side shoots. Once the other crops in the bed our done we will pull everything out and plant some fall peas in that bed!
We also harvested the first of the green onions we planted from sets in the box garden. We stick these onions around the edge of a grow box every year and harvest them as needed through the summer. This keeps us from sneaking into our storage onions before they have bulbed up. These weight about an ounce a piece right now. We used several this week along with some chives to add some flavor to our scrambled eggs!
Here’s this weeks totals:
Peas – 11.25 lbs
Green Onions – .25 lbs
Broccoli – 2.25 lbs
Eggs – 30
Total Produce – 13.75 Lbs
Our annual total now stands at 78.5 pounds or about 9.5% of our annual goal of 800 pounds. We are joining Daphne’s Dandelions for her Monday Harvest Report this week along with the Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage. Thanks guys for providing these great web hops!