Monday, August 22, 2011
The harvests slowed down significantly this week due to the diseased tomato plants at the plots. We did however, have some unusual firsts for this time of the year. I didn't take a lot of pictures of the harvests this week as we were very busy with family, life and I was doing a lot of this......
Yep....the "Can Can"!!
I had to harvest two leeks from the home garden this week. I usually don't start harvesting the leeks until the fall. However, these two were a good size and the outer layer was starting to get a little slimy. I guess it was from the weather. The remaining leeks at the home garden and plots look fine and hopefully won't need to be harvested until much later this year or next. We really enjoy harvesting fresh leeks from the garden during the fall and winter to enjoy in Leek & Potato Soup on a cold day.
The first Purple Pole beans were harvested this week. I sowed the seeds very late in the season and they just started to produce this past week.
The first and only Orange Field Pumpkin of this year was harvested this week.
Total Harvest for the week: 41.71875 lbs.
Beans, Puple Pole - 8 oz.
Burr - 6 oz.
Japanese & Slicing - 52 oz.
Eggplant - 25 oz.
Leeks - 9 oz.
Sweet - 58 oz.
Hot & Spice - 35 oz.
Pumpkin - 96 oz. (6 lbs)
Tomatoes - 355.5 oz. (22.22 lbs)
Zucchini - 23 oz.
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