Monday, August 8, 2011
The week started out good, everything was pretty much under control. I had some tomatoes to can, tomato juice to make and some peppers to freeze and roast.
This was my kichen island on Wednesday. The peppers were coming in at a steady pace and the tomatoes were not out of control.
I had a nice smaller harvest from the plots on Thursday. The eggplant are quite small this year. I did make a batch of Eggplant Caponata this week and canned it. I still need to make another batch or two to get us through the year. As you can see there's a Little Dumpling in this harvest. It was accidentally knocked off the vine when I tried to move it. That's the second veggie that I did this to so far this year. From now on, I'm leaving them alone!
I really thought that this weeks harvest were going to remain small. My harvest totals for the week on Friday were about 28 lbs. Then we had a day of much needed rain on Saturday and look what I found at the home garden on Sunday!!
The biggest tomato of the season....maybe my life! A Pineapple, seed from Diana, weighing in at 2 lbs. 9.5 oz. Boy that's one big tomato!
Then I went to the plots and picked a ton of tomatoes, cantaloupe and peppers.
This is what the kitchen island looked like on Sunday and that wasn't all of the produce in the kitchen!! It turned out to be another great week of harvests around here!
Total Week's Harvest - 84.5 lbs
Blackberries - 14 oz.
Cantaloupe - 106.5 oz
Eggplant - 38 oz.
Bell Sweet - 114 oz.
Hot & Spice - 19 oz.
Squash - Little Dumpling - 8 oz.
Tomatoes - 1026.5 oz. (64.16 lbs)
Zucchini - 26 oz.
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