The remaining pathetic carrots were pulled. They took some work to trim and clean. Some were reserved for fresh eating and the rest were canned.
The Sweet Spanish Onions began flopping over last week. Normally, I would have left them a little longer until the tops began to wither and turn a little brown. But they were lying in a well-used path and crowding out the leeks, so they were pulled.
|White Sweet Spanish Onions|
I am impressed with their growth and know they would have sized up larger had I provided more spacing in between plants. These will be used for salsa and any the rest will be sliced and frozen. I didn't grow any storage onions this year and am already regretting it.
Tomatoes are ripening at a rapid pace. I had enough to make a nice big tomato sauce over the weekend.
|San Marzano and Roma Tomatoes|
|Yolo Peppers, Amish Paste, and Rutgers Tomatoes|
We were out of canned sauce from last year. This batch was complete with meatballs, onions, garlic and herbs from the garden. It simmered on the stove for most of Sunday filling the whole house with its aroma.
The beans are producing in spite of the deer damage. Thankfully, the deer ate only foliage. There are still beans on the tops of the trellis. I harvested enough for several meals and canned another batch this weekend.
|Black Valentine Bush and Purple Trionfo Pole Beans|
Blueberries were not photographed but are still trickling in. Although most of the bushes are finished for the season. I have a few gallon freezer bags full in the freezer. Also missing is a pound of Dark Red Norland potatoes that were quickly dug in the rain for dinner. Zucchini and Yellow Summer squash are still alive and producing, but I have been ignoring them as I attempt to catch up on other things.
Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.