I hope all my US readers had a great 4th of July weekend. We sure did! The weather finally cooled a bit over the weekend. We had like 10 days of 100 degree temps. But today we are back to the high 80’s and we should be in the high 80’s or low 90’s for most of the week.
We are in that slow time in the garden. That time in between the cool season veggies and the warm. There are still a few things to harvest, but now we are in anticipation of corn, tomatoes, summer squash and cucumbers!! And we are still a few weeks off from any thing significant from any of those plants!! I will try to get out to both gardens later in the week and take a few photos and get a tour post up in the next few days!
Speaking of tomatoes we did have another small hand full of Sun Sugar tomatoes again this week. Just a few to taste!
We had a very nice harvest from the cold frame potatoes. This basket weighted in at 5.5 pounds and that whole harvest only came from 3 plants! One of the three had the best harvest I have seen from a single plant. Probably 3 pounds from that plant alone.
Most of the potatoes went into our 4th of July supper. We didn’t feel like burgers for the 4th so instead we made these delicious tinfoil suppers with the fresh potatoes, a nice sausage and a mix of other veggies! Yum!
The broccoli continues to put out side shoots. But the hot weather is really limiting the harvest this year. We’ve only had about 1.5 pounds so far this year from the side shoots. And the broccoli plants are starting to be in the way of the growing tomatoes so I think I will be pulling them out in a few weeks.
We also had another head of cabbage this week. This one weighed in at 2.5 pounds and made an awesome coleslaw! I’ve managed to create a creamy coleslaw recipe that doesn’t include mayo, but instead uses yogurt and sour cream. I will try to get a post together on that recipe this week because it turned out quite tasty!
Well short but sweet this week! Not a ton going on in the garden other than just growing! It will be a few more weeks before we really start seeing the big harvests!!
Here’s this weeks totals:
Broccoli – 1 lbs
Potatoes – 5.5 lbs
Cabbage – 2.5 lbs
Total – 9 lbs
That brings our annual total to 120 pounds from the home garden!
Have a great week!!