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.
After the spring crops finished bush beans were seeded in their spots. The beans have finally begun to produce enough for a few meals:
The zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers continue to provide several fruits per day. The plants days are numbered though because they are infested with a large number of squash bugs this year. Wilt has already affected the cucumbers and I am sure the summer squash and zucchini will begin to be affected soon as well. For now, they continue to provide:
We are enjoying a bountiful harvest of blueberries this year. They began ripening a little at a time providing just enough for morning cereal or parfait. Now I am harvesting a small colander full each day. Some have been frozen for later.
I was curious and wondered how the carrots were doing. I pulled a few along the edge that were rather pathetic looking. I was getting ready to yank the whole lot in disappointment when I pulled several straight ones in a row. There may be hope for some of the carrots, but overall they remain a challenge for me to grow.
Other harvest include potatoes and New Zealand spinach:
A week ago, I showed the tomatoes growing in the garden spot. I am still impatiently waiting for them to ripen. I looked back to last year’s posts and found that the first substantial tomato harvest was the second week of August. We've had some rain off and on over the past few days and the sky remained overcast. We needed the rain. Hopefully, when the sun comes out later this week the tomatoes will be happy.
Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.