This week we picked:
Raspberries and blueberries – we have picked a box of raspberries almost every day, so good for breakfast in yogourt.
Our first bush beans – these are “Tanya’s Pink Pod” from Annapolis Seed, picked especially from my wee girl’s bed.
Scarlett Runner and Purple Fortilluto Pole beans
Carrots!!! Many are still small, but oh….so….tasty!!!
Zucchini, zucchini and MORE zucchini – Sun stripe and Black Beauty are doing amazingly well this year; starting them under black film and 6mm hoops agreed with them! I have some plants that are 5 feet tall – yesterday we picked 14 in one day…lots of baking for us. I grate 2 cup bags for the freezer for winter as well using it in almost everything I can hide it in. We love zucchini sautéed, as noodles, stuffed with lasagne fixings, baked with cheeses and in dumped in soups. But nothing makes chocolate cake more moist than this awesome veggie!
I pulled our overwintered curly kale and am letting the pods dry out to collect the seeds. We also pulled the lettuce that we let go to seed. Tonight we clipped the pods and put them in a paper bag in the furnace room to finish drying out. There should be enough seeds to never, ever, ever have to buy them again!!!
Finally, we picked radish (round 2), broccoli (the big one of 2 heads the ground hog did not destroy…), kale, onion, a few rogue scapes, swiss chard and many fresh herbs including basil, chives, thyme, oregano, sage, cilantro and dill. Soon these will have to be dried or frozen for winter.
Approx savings compared to local market: $136.01
Total weight picked this week: 41.74 pounds – yup, zucchini weigh a lot!!
This week we planted:
After pulling the remaining lettuce and decimated broccoli, we planted a few more bush beans, carrots and beets for the fall. We are taking summer vacation for a few weeks, so there will be a planting hiatus after which the fall harvest planting will start in ernest. Hopefully we get some tomatoes and cucumbers soon!!
Wishing you all a beautiful sunny week! Here are a few pictures of our beautiful ocean this past weekend – my girls were away so I borrowed my Dad’s car and my fur baby and I went on an adventure in search of a great beach. It was simply too hot to garden!!
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken!” ~ James Dent