Night critters seem to be raiding my garden. The ripe tomatoes are disappearing, or remaining on the vines half eaten. And I could have sworn I had more apples than what remain on the tree. Time to set the trap again. With such a small garden, I count every fruit and vegetable and battle the wild things for them.
I harvested the first of my homegrown gingerroot this week to put into guava jam. I’m really pleased that my attempt to grow ginger worked. I just put a grocery store gingerroot into a pot of dirt and seven months later I’m getting enough gingerroot to harvest. My plan is to keep the pot growing all year long. It should be able to supply all of my modest needs for fresh gingerroot.
Here’s my harvest for the week ending Sept. 19, 2010. This was the last of my lemons and oranges until the next crop ripens.
2 lbs 15 oz. Apples, Granny Smith
6 oz. Lemon, Meyer
3 oz. Orange, Valencia
Subtotal fruit 3 lbs 9.5 oz.
1.5 oz. Gingerroot
12 oz. Green beans, Blue Lake
2 lbs 12 oz. Tomatoes
Subtotal vegetables 3 lbs 9.5 oz.
TOTAL PRODUCE 7 lbs 3 oz. plus 8 eggs
If you had a harvest this week, visit Daphne’s Dandelions and post your results.