Harvest Friday Week 4, 2013

We are still chugging along with small harvests. 🙂 Patience is a virtue… sigh.

The tomatoes are still not ready. We have one that is yellowing at the bottom, but the rest are still perfectly green.

actually taken on 6/23...

actually taken on 6/23…

The corn is growing, and if our rowdy pup learns to quit eating it, we might get some for ourselves. He has torn down about 1/3 of it, but we are hopeful he has learned his lesson. The beans have stepped up production–if I hold them for a week or two, I might be able to can a few quarts in my new-to-me pressure cooker. 🙂 The broccoli harvest is done and what I am getting is about negligible. I blanch the little bits and add them to the bag of frozen pieces I have in the refrigerator. We dug up our first carrot this week to check on its growth and were surprised. It was about half-grown in length and about a half-inch in diameter. 🙂 I’m looking forward to them as well. The squash is having a rough time of it with blossom-end rot, so while I’ve still been harvesting a piece now and then, I think we may be nearing the end of that.

The cucumbers are growing very fast. I need to be more diligent in checking every morning because I’d like to can at least a quart of small dills, but I keep finding large cucumbers that won’t even work for whole pickles.

The bell pepper plants have flowered again and are setting more fruit. I have harvested quite a bit of cayenne pepper, so we have been eating a lot of spicy dishes. I am holding onto the banana peppers in the hopes I can pickle a half-pint or even a whole pint of rings.

Harvests This Week
Sunday — 0.74 lbs cucumber; 0.05 lbs bell pepper; 0.02 lbs cayenne; 0.08 lbs squash; 0.06 lbs broccoli; 0.04 lbs beans
Monday — 0.06 lbs beans
Tuesday — 0.02 lbs beans; 0.01 lbs broccoli; 0.05 lbs squash; 0.03 lbs banana pepper
Thursday — 0.07 lbs beans; 0.18 lbs cucumber; 0.03 lbs broccoli; 0.03 lbs banana pepper; 0.01 lbs cayenne

This Week  1.47 lbs
This Month (June)  2.55 lbs
This Year  5.35 lbs

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