The theme this week is cucumbers. They were by far the largest harvest this week at 7.2 lbs. I had enough to make my first batch of dill pickles. Next I want to make some sweet gherkins, which means I need to harvest lots of little cucumbers.
Here are some baskets of harvests this week:
The carrots are still not very big, but I keep pulling a couple here and there.
The beets have finally gotten large enough to harvest and here I pulled a fat and short carrot.
This is my first year growing these crazy long green beans. I haven't actually cooked them yet, but they look nifty.
I went to visit a friend this past weekend and brought her a basket of goodies from the garden: chard, kale, green beans, squash, peppers, cucumbers, onions and pickles. She sent me a picture of a stir fry she made the next day, so they went to a good home.
I've been cooking stir fries as well along with omelettes with lots of veggies. I made some stuffed round squash that I thought were quite photogenic.
The other harvest this week did not come from the garden. We have lots of wild blackberries on our property and around the neighborhood, so we have been picking and picking and eating and eating. I have made mini pies for the freezer, some jam, and muffins. Next I want to freeze the whole berries for smoothies.
Harvests this week:
Onions 1 lb
Kale 3.7 oz
Chard 4.6 oz
Summer squash 4.8 lbs
Beet 1.2 lbs
Broccoli 9.7 oz
Peppers 6.5 oz
Cucumber 7.2 lbs
Beans 11.3 oz
Carrots 4.2 oz
Weekly total: 16.8 lbs
Yearly total: 56.9 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting check out Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions.