It was a big harvest week at Henbogle. We picked over 42 lbs. of produce from the garden during the past week, with, blueberries, blackberries, snap beans, squash (of course), and finally cucumbers leading the way in poundage.
The tomatoes continue to trickle in, Tigerella, Sungold, and Matt’s Wild Cherry this week. There are some Heinz 2653 on the verge, I will pick them tomorrow and take them with us on our camping trip.
The cucumbers exploded this week, we picked over 6 lbs. of them. I hope this is the first wave of many as I plan to make some pickles. We used quite a few cukes but as we’ve been super busy with our siding project this week, I gave a lot away.
Snap beans quickly became Dilly Beans today. Dan picked the beans nd helped prep them, and we made 15 pints. Yum. I was hoping, but alas, the purple snap beans do change to green during the canning process. I was hoping, but thought it was a long shot. Still, they are pretty in the bowl awaiting processing.
I did not yet add the flowers, as I need to do some research. They are one of the items I would probably never buy at the market, but I really enjoy having them to share or grace my own table.
How does all this goodness add up? To an amazing 253.63 lbs. of delicious fresh vegetables. The week’s harvest tally brings the value of my harvests throughout the season to $833.62 Expenses remained the same at $305.54, bringing the net value to $528.08 for the season.
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