Harvest Monday - September 19, 2016
Here we are in the middle of September and our temperatures are finally seasonal. Well, more or less seasonal. We are in for a warmer than usual week – temps in the mid-20’s (around 80F) until Friday – but then it’s back down to cooler fall weather.
So on to the harvests, starting with the smallest - a couple of golden raspberries.
Now on to a first harvest for this season. Last night when I was emptying the compost, my curiosity got the best of me & I pulled a carrot.
1st carrot of the season
(the photo was taken at nightfall so the lighting wasn't the best)
9” long and weighed in at 162 grams (5.7 ounces)
Of course, we had to taste it. Super crunchy and it tasted good, although I must say it could have been a bit sweeter. I’ll start to pull up carrots as needed now, but will leave the bulk of them until cooler weather arrives.
The other 1st was a Zao Feng squash, which is now in the basement:
Zao Feng squash together with a scallop squash
and final harvest of Trail of Tears beans (for drying)
This was a light harvest week for tomatoes and peppers. There are still a lot of fruits on the plants but I just didn’t get around to picking them.
A few tomatoes (including the 2nd last Brandywine)
together with the final harvest of cranberry beans (for drying)
Variety of peppers and a tromboncino
As a side note, something has been eating the Lemon Drop peppers:
Nibbled Lemon Drop
Two of the bean trellises were taken down this past weekend and I harvested any beans that were left. After a few weeks with zero fresh bean harvests, this small harvest was cooked for lunch the same day:
Garden of Eden & Golden of Bacau
Tromboncino & a variety of cucumbers
The broccoli is still producing side shoots:
Arcadia side shoots
Red Ursa and White Russian kale
My harvest totals this week were:
Beans – 212 grams (0.47 lbs)
Broccoli – 1,282 grams (2.83 lbs)
Carrots – 162 grams (0.36 lbs)
Cucumbers – 1,582 grams (3.49 lbs)
Kale – 544 grams (1.20 lbs)
Sweet Peppers – 124 grams (0.27 lbs)
Hot Peppers – 640 grams (1.41 lbs)
Summer Squash – 1,486 grams (3.28 lbs)
Winter Squash – 968 grams (2.13 lbs)
Tomatoes – 968 grams (2.13 lbs)
Total for Week – 8,010 grams (17.66 lbs)
Total to Date – 184.78 kg (407.37 lbs)
To see what everyone else has been harvesting over the past week, head on over to Our Happy Acres where Dave is our host for Harvest Mondays.