We had a hot and smoky week! Temps all week were in the low 90’s and we have had a lot of smoke in the valley that, believe it or not, has been coming from all the fires in Washington and Idaho. We should have some wind early this week that will clear all the smoke out!
In case you missed out here were our best 3 traffic posts for last week be sure to click though and read these popular posts!
1. Curing and Storing Onions – It’s onion time, we pulled our Candy onions last week and the Copra’s will be coming out soon as well!
2. Growing a year round garden – This was a guest post I wrote about a year ago that had a lot of visitors this week.
3. Picking the Perfect Melon – Our guide to picking your melons at just the right time was also a hot post last week.
We had a fantastic harvest week. 47 total pounds for the week including the first harvests from the borrowed garden. Our first sweet corn for the year was AWESOME!!!
I’m so glad we have this extra space that Leo lets us borrow so that we have room for lots of sweet corn. We picked 22 ears last week and that is only the beginning!! We have had corn for almost every meal this week.
The big star from the home garden was the zucchini again this week. These are 3 of the 6 we picked this week. Our freezer is full so what ever we get for the rest of the year will be eaten fresh or given to friends and neighbors!
More herbs on Saturday. The basil plants are thriving right now and giving us tons of leaves. Most of these are being dried for the winter right now, but we are eating some fresh as well.
The berries are coming in full force. We had to pick the raspberries every other day and the strawberries had two picking this size during the week.
Of course we are still digging potatoes here at the home garden. These come from our Mid May planting. We have harvested a total of about 20 pounds from this patch and we are not quite half way through it.
And this was a very typical harvest basket for this week. You can see the tomatoes are finally starting to come on strong. We harvested almost 7 pounds this week, mostly the smaller Early Girl and Sun Sugar tomatoes. But next week we will finally start harvesting the bigger tomatoes! Also the cucumbers are fruiting like crazy. I actually have enough in the fridge that I’m going to make my first batch of Refrigerator Pickles this afternoon!! And the beans are also doing very well, we have a big bag in the fridge now that we have been eating from, but we have built up enough now that I think I can freeze a batch or two! We love those purple beans, they are new to us this year and are making for a fun variety!
The totals for this week are as follows:
Zucchini – 12 lbs
Cucumbers – 6.25 lbs
Tomatoes – 6.75 lbs
Raspberries – 1.50 lbs
Beans – 1.70 lbs
Strawberries – 3 lbs
Onions – .75 lbs
Herbs – .25 lbs
Potatoes – 4.25 lbs
Home Garden total – 36.45 lbs
Corn – 11 lbs
Weekly total is 47.45 lbs and that brings our annual total between the two garden spaces to 292.85 lbs!
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