Monday, August 15, 2011

Harvest Monday August 15th 2011

The tomatoes continued to roll in a few at a time this week, while I did my best to pick any peppers that had sized up before they started to rot, which has been a problem lately due to the colder temperatures and recent rains. I've lost a few wax & jalapeno peppers as a result. I'm slowly cutting some herbs down and bringing them home for drying, meaning a slight uptick in the minuscule herb totals. I also harvested the last of the huckleberry for the year. The one huckleberry plant yielded 1.8 lbs of berries! I could have let the plant grow into the fall until the cold killed it off, but the space it was in was destined for some additional Kale and in desperate need of tidying so it was time for the plant to go.

This Week's Harvest:
Tomatoes 2.09 lbs (33.50 oz)
Jalapeno Peppers 3.25 oz
Cubanelle Peppers 2.45 oz
Bell Peppers 3.50 oz
Wax Peppers 2.45 oz
Huckleberry 5.60 oz
Walking Onion 4.80 oz
Oregano .20 oz
Mint .20 oz
Rosemary .15 oz
Sage 1.75 oz
Total Harvest for this week: 3.62 lbs (57.85 oz)
Total for the season: 21.14 lbs (338.20 oz)

A little more planting for fall and next spring this up coming week, and hopefully warm enough temperatures that I'll be bringing home a few more red tomatoes! Watching them trickle in 1 or 2 at a time is maddening!
If you want to see what others are harvesting or share in your own bounty visit Daphne's Dandelions the home of Harvest Monday.


Allison at Novice Life said...

Nice! I am itching to get in some Kale as well!

kitsapFG said...

Our tomato harvest is a trickle too - although it is at least enough to keep us comfortably fed for our fresh eating needs. But nothing sufficient to support a canning effort. Been working on wrapping up our fall crop plantings too. This week was our final drop dead date for getting anything in if it is going to have a chance to grow enough prior to the arrival of the fall rains and darker days. Big push to wrap up but got it done!

Mike Lieberman said...

I've just been harvesting lots of mint and chard from my balcony garden. Jealous of your bounty.