This week was a big harvest week, with the above mentioned tomatoes, 4 lbs. of them not including the cluster of green Cherokee Purple ‘maters that I broke in attempting to harvest the first ripe one. We also harvest 8 lbs of bush and pole beans, a mix of Purple Trionfo and Fortex pole beans and Royal Burgundy bush beans.
Sunday Dan picked the last of the highbush blueberries, 1 lb. 10 oz. making for a total of a little over 20 lbs this year, pretty good considering the earliest of the berries were scarce due to poor pollination during a cold wet spring.
Not seen are the 9 oz. of broccoli shoots, cucumbers we continue to haul in by the pound (over 6 lbs. this week) or all the summer squash, which slowed a bit at 2.5 lbs. Not a problem, really, as this week was a busy one preparing for back to school. I also got around to trimming and weighing my onion harvest this week, which came in at 13.5 pounds for the season. It was probably a bit more but there were a few onions that didn’t make the scale before they were used.
All told, the harvest this week came in at over 34 lbs. A nice harvest, but nowhere near my 118 lb. record harvest of the same week last year. It is just as well consider my broken toe is slowing me down, and the bushel of peaches I ordered to make peach salsa is here. Today’s project will be making some jam and freezing the remaining peaches for salsa and winter use. I’d better got moving!
This weeks harvests bring the total weight of harvests this year to over 166 lbs. valued at $600.32. Subtracting my expenses of $383.06, that brings the total value of harvests this year $217.26. Good, but a far cry from last year at this time when I had harvested 372.31 pounds of veggies valued at $856.66. What a difference a year makes!
This post is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series, where gardeners share the goodies they are eating and harvesting. Check it out on her blog, Daphne’s Dandelions.