Monday, July 25, 2011
Harvest Monday ...............07/25/2011
The harvests this week were pretty good in spite of the horrible hot weather we had. I finally got around to harvesting the celery at home. I thought that I had left it in a bit too long...but, it was fine.
Five nice bunches of celery. I think that there were originally 7 plants and two grew together.
After they were cleaned and cut I ended up with 6 lbs of celery. A lot of it was frozen and some was left in the refrigerator for daily use.
A basket of goodies from the plots on Monday. The first eggplant, Rosa Bianca, a couple of peppers, a zucchini, red cabbage and the biggest and last head of cauliflower from the Spring planting. That cauliflower is supposed to be white, not yellow! It was even covered to blanch it for a couple of weeks. I guess it was due to the stupid weather.
The pepperoncini peppers are producing like rabbits!
and so are the blackberries!
The remaining onions were pulled this past week. Some of the other onions were ready for storage. But.....
we still have onions hanging around!
I pulled most of the carrots that were growing between the tomatoes in the one smaller bed at the home garden on Sunday. Although my carrots aren't as big as Granny's...I'm definitely doing much better growing carrots this year then in the past.
These carrots were growing in big containers. They were also harvested on Sunday. I still have quite a few left in the containers that aren't ready to be harvested. Now, if I could only get my fall carrots going!! The first planting failed due to the heat and the second one is looking too good either. I just may have to plant them again...now that it has cooled down a bit!
Total Harvest weighed this week: 52.8125 lbs.
Blackberries - 76 oz. (4.75 lbs)
Cabbage - Red - 17 oz.
Carrots - 49 oz. (3.06lbs)
Cauliflower - 16 oz.
Celery - 96 oz. (6 lbs.)
Rosa Bianca - 7.5 oz.
Lunga Violetta Di Firenze - 6.5 oz.
Red - 105.5 oz. (6.6 lbs)
White - 56.5 oz. (3.5 lbs.)
Cayenne - 3 oz
Paprika - 2.5 oz.
Pepperoncini - 20.5 oz.
Marconi Bell - 8 oz.
Orange Bell - 14.5 oz.
Tomatoes - 308.5 oz. (19.28 lbs)
Zucchini - 58 oz. (3.625 lbs)
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