We had a very beautiful, cool week. Highs were in the high 80’s or low 90’s and that is the forecast for the coming week as well!
This week was a pretty standard week. We are again in that “in-between” time frame where there isn’t a ton coming out of the garden as we are waiting on all the warm season veggies to take off. This is our harvest basket for Wednesday. Yes that is our first zucchini for the year!! Valerie and the kids were excited! This one was cut up and eaten raw, which is currently our favorite way to eat zucchini!
Also in this basket is the first picking of the summer strawberries. The patch is blooming pretty consistently now so we should start seeing berries again, they will last right up till the first snow!
We are also getting a handful of sun sugar tomatoes like that one about every other day now. And we had several harvests like the one in the picture of both basil and chamomile this week.
This photo shows you most of Saturdays harvest, another zucchini, more broccoli side shoots and a few potatoes that actually came from a volunteer plant in the tomato bed. I forgot to take a photo of the last couple of kale harvests, but we got about a pound. Also not pictured was the big bunch of potatoes I dug up Saturday afternoon. Another 7 pounds from only 3 plants! There are about 4 or 5 plants left from the early cold frame planting, so I’m hoping for around another 10 pounds! It was a really good year for our small cold frame patch!
Now we are just in that waiting zone, we have blossoms on the cucumbers, peppers, beans and melons. The beets are sizing up and should be ready this week. The onion tops are dying back, the raspberries are in full bloom and best of all the tomatoes have started setting fruit!! Soon we will be drowning in produce!
Here’s this weeks totals:
Kale – 1 lbs
Potatoes – 8 lbs
Broccoli – 1 lbs
Tomatoes – .50 lbs
Zucchini – 2.25 lbs
Strawberries – .25 lbs
Totals – 13 lbs
That makes our total for the year just shy of 148 pounds, for comparison that is about 40 pounds ahead of last year!