|Mr. Stripey, Jubilee, Beefsteak (unusually small this year) and some Cherokee Purple Tomatoes hidden beneath|
Other harvests this week include summer squash (4.3 lbs), peppers (4.7 lbs), okra (0.7 lbs), cucumber (4.7 lbs), green beans (2.3 lbs) and soybeans (3.2 lbs). It seems the pickle worms have arrived and despite their namesake are attacking the summer squash more than the cucumbers. It is looking like the squash and zucchini harvests will be dwindling. I do have six more seedlings in reserve that I should plant soon, although I'm not sure how well they will fair with the onslaught of late summer bugs.
|A typical summer bounty|
|Serpente di Sicilia Edible Gourd Pie|
The other big harvest this week was my second Dickinson pumpkin weighing in at 8 lb 8 oz. One vine has produced 16 lbs of pumpkins so far and there is currently a very large one on the same vine and another smaller one. I will be waiting until the tomato harvests calm down before cooking up this pumpkin. I also harvested some small acorn squash this week as well.
My kitchen counter is still buried under a pile of harvests despite my efforts to cook and preserve. I have the added challenge of being out of town this Wednesday to Sunday. I don't think J is looking forward to the never ending harvests. Everyday I tell him that I think the tomatoes are slowing down only to come in with more and more to add to the growing pile.
Weekly Harvest (lbs):
Summer squash 4.3
Green beans 2.3
Winter squash 11.0
Yearly Total: 506 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.