This week has been busy. We went camping for the 4th of July holiday so I had to leave the garden once again. This time it was for only three nights, so I didn't worry too much.
It seems that the garden is producing lots of yellows: peppers, yellow pear tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and squash. I made a pasta salad with all veggies from the garden: broccoli, green beans, peppers and cucumbers with a lemon basil dressing. It was delicious!
This is probably the end of the broccoli. There may be a few little side shoots, but I planted some winter squash among the broccoli and soon it will overtake them.
I spent time this morning cutting out vine borers from the squash plants. I got four of them out. Some of the plants may not survive, but I want to make sure I prevent at least some individuals from starting another cycle. My second round of squash should begin producing by the middle of July, so even if I lose most of the first plants I should continue to get squash. The problem may be with the winter squash. Since they take much longer, the vine borers may kill the vines before the squash is ready. So far this year I've had 18 lbs of squash and zucchini, which is probably the most I've had in years.
I got the first paste tomatoes this week and more yellow pear tomatoes. I think the yard long beans have overtaken my Kentucky wonder beans. I guess I should have given each variety a separate bean tepee.
Harvests this week:
Herbs 0.11 lbs
Summer squash 5.79 lbs
Broccoli 0.72 lbs
Peppers 0.89 lbs
Cucumber 6.33 lbs
Beans 1.01 lbs
Tomatoes 0.64 lbs
Weekly total: 15.5 lbs
Yearly total: 70.7 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.