This week (plus a bit) we picked:
Over 2 and a half pounds of Haskap Berries – a few were still on the tart side – we couldn’t wait! Plus many, many samples – I don’t think my wee girl is going to let us pick any decent amount to bake with this year (although I did manage to get a batch of haskap lemon drop scones and a haskap shortcake made!) These sell for a minimum of $15.00 per pound – they win the prize for most lucrative pick of the week.
Strawberries – so delicious!! I am more than dreaming of shortcake…we have been getting our fill! Unfortunately, so have the squirrels…
Sugar Sprint Snap peas and Oregon Giant Snow peas are here – so delicious right off the vine.
Chocolate, berry and mojito mints, lemon balm and lavender have been supplying me and my two busy bees with herbal teas and a good reason to sit still and enjoy a few minutes on the patio watching the birds.
We continue to pick all the greens, turnips, radishes and herbs from last week that our bellies could hold!!
Approx savings compared to local market: $103.18!!!
Total weight picked this week: 10.81 pounds
This week we planted:
Succession planting of Mouse Melons aka cucamelons – it was too wet and they did not germinate…
Marketmore 76 and Burpless string cucumbers – second planting
Watermelon seedlings – unsure of type – they called to us at the market!
Royal Burgundy beans, second planting
Beets – Chioggia, Taunus, Early Wonder and Detroit Red Supreme, second planting
Napoli and Sweetness II Carrots, second planting
Laurentian Turnip (winter storage variety of Rutabaga)
Cherry Belle radish, second planting – it has been so cold and wet that they do alright!
Sugar Sprint peas, second planting
Genovese Basil and Cilantro around the peppers and tomatoes
Maybe some tomatoes in our future?!
“One cannot think, love, sleep well if one has not dined well.” ~ Virginia Wolf