Ah, rats. I thought it was still Monday. Somehow it’s gotten to be after midnight, so it’s actually Tuesday. Still, that’s better than posting on Friday. I worked from sunup to sundown in the garden today, and I’m beat.
It’s been a busy week in the garden. I planted Brandywine, Black Krim, and Mortgage Lifter tomatoes this week, all of them plants that I grew from seed. Some of them were tiny seedlings that just sprouted despite having been planted in pots long ago. I guess they’re ready when they’re ready. I couldn’t bear to throw the tiny things out, so they all got planted. Call me crazy, but I now have 25 tomato plants in the ground. Maybe they won’t all make it. But if they do survive, I’m going to be one busy girl come August and September.
As a further mark of my insanity, I also have 10 summer squash plants in various stages of growth. I harvested the first two patty pan squash today, but none of the other plants are close to producing. Again, I just have to hope that they don’t all make it.
A little over half of my Blue Lake pole beans are up, and the first winter squash seedling that I planted in a Smart Pot last Wednesday just poked its head above ground. I can hardly wait for the first green beans, especially since my sugar snap and snow peas are now gone.
I guess the biggest harvest news is that I picked my first two ripe tomatoes yesterday. Naturally, they’re the Early Girls, which went into the ground about a month after my Better Boy and Celebrity tomatoes. Neither of those two plants have red tomatoes yet, but they do have some nice green ones coming along. Those are the plants that were uprooted by the marauding opossum last February. Somehow, they survived.
Here’s the harvest for the past week. Sorry I was too busy and tired to do photos.
3 oz. blueberries
3 oz. strawberries
Subtotal 6 oz. fruit
1 lb 12 oz. artichokes
6 oz. cauliflower, cheddar
9 oz. chard
2 0z. garlic
4 oz. kale
5 oz. leeks
2 lbs potatoes, blue
4 oz. radishes
2.5 oz. tomatoes, Early Girl
Subtotal 5 lbs 12.5 oz. (92.5 oz) vegetables
TOTAL 6 lbs 2.5 oz produce plus 7 eggs
If you had a harvest this week, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and post a link to your blog.