My Blue Lake green beans are finally coming in. I picked the first of them on Saturday, over a pound, and another half pound today. The tomatoes are ripening at just the right rate for us to eat them all fresh, with none to freeze or can so far.
Some days I get eggs and tomatoes from the garden.
Some days I get green beans and tomatoes and forget to photograph the eggs.
I've been making scotiatta (double-crust Sicilian pizza with mozzarella inside and Parmesan on top) with chard or bell peppers inside. Super yummy.
Salad Nicoise and scotiatta makes a nice lunch.
I add spent brewers grain and used coffee grounds to my compost bin and am getting a LOT of worms and black soldier fly larvae. I feed this bounty of protein to the chickens.
We have several Southern Alligator Lizards in our yard. This one likes to visit the compost bin to eat some of those nice worms and larvae.
One of the Lutz Greenleaf beets that I planted last year overwintered and grew to an impressive size, 5 lbs 4 oz.
I entered it in the "Largest Beet" category at the Orange County Fair. It took second prize, so I'm pretty pleased.
Harvest for the week ending August 8, 2010
1 lb 4 oz. Beans, Green Blue Lake
5 lbs 4 oz. Beet, Lutz Greenleaf
13 oz. Bell Peppers
8.5 oz. Onions, Red
3 lbs Tomatoes
Subtotal 10 lbs 7.5 oz. Vegetables
TOTAL 10 lbs 7.5 oz. produce plus 11 eggs
Woohoo, this is a weight record for the year for weekly harvests. Maybe it’s cheating to count the 5 lb beet, since it was a beet grown for competition, not for eating. But I’m counting it.
If you had a harvest this week, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and log in on Mr. Linky so we can all enjoy seeing what you grow.