|Domino and garden veggies are ready for the road.|
The big harvest this week was watermelon. It was a good thing that I was visiting family because there is no way the two of us could have eaten the watermelon harvests alone with week.
The monster watermelon was a 29.7 lb Moon and Stars:
|Me with my 29.7 lb Moon and Stars watermelon|
|My niece prying open the giant watermelon.|
The second watermelon this week was a 13.1 lb Charleston Grey.
|Charleston Grey watermelon|
The melons definitely got the spotlight this week and the other harvests got neglected and did not get their photos taken. J got to do the harvesting while I was gone and did a good job. There were some squash and zucchini, peppers, okra, cucumbers, green beans and eggplant, I came home to a big pile of tomatoes (38.7 lbs), which I need to work on cooking today. He wasn't too fond of picking green beans or okra, so I need to get out there and do some more harvesting. I froze some more soybeans before I left. I have learned that it is much, much easier to blanch and then shell the soybeans instead of shelling first.
Besides dealing with all the harvests, it is time to get fall seeds planted. I need to plant onion, pea, radish, lettuce and chard seeds this week, which means I have to make room in the garden for them! It is going to be a busy and hot week for me!
Weekly Harvests (lbs):
Summer squash 1.3
Green beans 0.75
Yearly Total: 605 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting, check out Harvest Monday on Our Happy Acres.