Hard to believe it's already been a week. Much to blog about in the garden, but we'll try to stick to the harvest today.
Joining in with Daphne's Dandelions to show what we harvest and how we use it. Stop on by to see what people are harvesting from all over!
This week was finally the end of my soft heart for the peas. They are officially gone. In their place are lima seed. Hoping to see their little embryonic shoots by the end of the work week. It is my first official summer crop! Eeek!
Harvested was: 3 pounds of green beans, roughly a pound of blueberries (a LOT were eaten before weighed this week) green onions, 4oz peas, 2lb 9oz carrots, and now I have to refer to pictures because I forget the rest...*DOH*
Ah, Yes - 4 pounds 3 oz of cucumbers. 2lb 8oz zucchini (grilled, with olive oil I might add) a couple sprigs of rosemary, a whole mess o' strawberries, peaches that managed to get eaten long before being photographed, a bell pepper that weighed in at uh, oh frying pan that one didn't get weighed.
Speaking of blackberries. One of my canes suddenly up and died last week. :-0 the whole thing is shriveled fruit and all such a massive disappointment. It was the larger, stronger and straighter of them! Grrr... I think it could possibly be our fault, unfortunately. I think when we dug just on the other side of the fence to the sprinklers I may have broken the cane. I'm nearly sick over it and hope that a new cane will emerge and that I didn't damage the roots too much. I wouldn't worry if these were thorned blackberries. They grow wild here everywhere but being thornless are rather less hardy and I'm not as sure. :-(
I am looking forward to getting more of my summer plantings done, but not looking forward to pulling out the plants to make the space. The night time temps have officially topped 70 and that means only one thing. No more spring plants. Tomatoes will have a hard time setting fruit, the squash will fight the PM from now until it fails to fight it. I'll have to replant the cukes now to try to keep ahead of the game. The moths have found my corn, the stink bugs are multiplying and I'm seeing beetles in the garden for the first time in years, and in the case of the striped cucumber beetle - I've seen dozens and this is the first time I've ever seen them. I've not brought them in on plants, that's for sure! Everything in my garden has come from seed (except the trees) I have to expect that the neighbors brought them, or simply that they managed to find their own way after the last few years.
Ah, but this belongs in another post. Doesn't it? Happy Monday everyone!
'Till next time!