Time to pull out pictures of the produce we’ve picked and join Daphne over at Daphne’s Dandelions for Harvest Monday.
(Thanks to David, guest harvest artist)
637.2 ounces to date. That’s 39.824 pounds according to the handy-dandy ounces to pounds converter. I’ve been religiously weighing everything that gets picked, except the occasional berry or snap pea that gets eaten on the spot.
Here are a few pics of recent harvests.
Today I gave up on the turnip greens and pulled them all out. They’ve been in the ground for close to two months and have the tiniest bottoms. Out they went. And some of the lettuce that started to bolt got pulled today too. The lettuce that had the well spaced transplants are the plants that are bolting, and he lettuce that was broadcast way too thick is chugging right along. The pea trellis is kind of shading that little section.
Already I’ve picked more peas from this three-foot section than I did last year from the eight-foot double row I planted. These are definitely on the menu for next year.
Anyway, that’s it for my harvest. The raspberries and blueberries are starting to ripen, a few of the bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and egg plants are starting to fruit. The broccoli plants (3) are sending up puny little side shoots. The main head were very small when they looked like they were going to flower, so I picked them early. The strawberries, very sadly, are on their way out.
And a note to Granny. I’ve been letting the last few strawberries stay on the plant longer and/or let them sit until they are nice and red, and they are so much sweeter than the earlier ones. I only wish I had tried it earlier when the strawberries were really coming in.
Enjoy your harvest and…
****Computing error. There’s a double entry for the strawberries of 10.7 oz, so the total should be minus 10.7 ounces.