Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.
It’s hard to believe that only two weeks ago the temperatures were in the 90s here in southern Maine. Beginning this weekend, they are more seasonably in the 60s. The summer garden is responding by slowing down production.
I spent most of the weekend making and canning 18 pints of sauce and 14 half-pints of salsa. I also blanched and froze another batch of string beans. I have enough of each preserved now for at least a year. I am feeling very satisfied.
The tomatoes continue to ripen and I anticipate making another batch of tomato sauce next weekend. However the yield harvested each day has dropped tremendously.
The Purple Trionfo and a few Kentucky Wonder pole beans are still producing. From this point on, I will be picking only what is needed for fresh eating. The remainder will be allowed to mature for seed saving. I am hoping to save enough Purple Trionfo seeds for next year. It will be my first seed saving attempt and the Purple Trionfo were grown right next to Kentucky Wonder, so it should be interesting to see what happens.
Here are some of the harvests from the garden spot this week:
I’ll post more about the grapes later this week.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.