Harvest Monday: Frost-free and still picking

We escaped the frost on Friday night, probably due to the wind ushering in the cold front.  Dan and I had headed out for a camping weekend, but were pleased to see the garden escaped the frost when we returned home.

With back to work busyness and reaching escape velocity for camping, we did not do much gardening this week other than picking and processing tomatoes, giving away some of the bounty.  We picked quite a few lovely Pineapple tomatoes from the hoop house, a hot pepper, 11.5 oz. of broccoli, over 5 lbs of squash, 3 oz. of peppers, 17 oz. of carrots, and 22 lbs. of tomatoes.

The carrots were mixed.  They were all supposed to be the same variety, but there are clearly two different types.  In addition, several of the carrots showed damage, both wire worm and possible rodent damage, too.  They tasted pretty good, though!

The weeks harvest tally amounted to 29.4 lbs. for a yearly total of 306.28 lbs valued at $1072.68.  Less my expenses, unchanged at $383.06, the value of my garden harvest this year comes in at $689.62.  This post is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series published on her blog Daphne’s Dandelions.  Check it out and see who else managed to escape frost.


6 Responses to “Harvest Monday: Frost-free and still picking”

  1. S Says:

    Yay, glad you guys missed a frost too! Everything looks lovely.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Glad the frost passed you by this round and gave your some extra time to pull in more harvests. Although it sounds like time is not necessarily all that abundant for you right now!

    Are the pineapple tomatoes more on the sweet side or more acidic in flavor? I have not eaten one before and was just curious.

    • Ali Says:

      The Pineapples lean more toward the sweet, but still have a slight acidic tang as well, they are very fruity tasting, and meaty with beautiful color and a nice texture. I bet they would have been amazing last summer, which was perfect tomato weather.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Okay… Anonymous was me! I managed to hit post without being logged into WordPress

  4. kitsapfg Says:

    And I did it again! Holy cow I need more coffee this morning!


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