Maybe I'm overdoing it with the snap beans. Last week I picked over 4 pounds of beans. The Kentucky Wonder pole beans finally starting producing steadily, and the patch of Roma II bush beans hit their peak production last week. It's a relief that they have slowed down. I froze most of them and made a pot of beef stew with Kentucky Wonder beans, which hold up well to extended cooking. I've harvested more beans - almost 17 pounds - than tomatoes so far.
Here's some of what was picked last week. This picking is mostly Kentucky Wonder beans:
Roma II beans, okra, cucumber and a bullhorn pepper:
And the potato harvest, discussed in the previous post. The potatoes are Kennebecs and Red Pontiacs.
This hornworm is covered with eggs from a parasitic wasp. Now that it's paralyzed I'll leave it alone so it can hatch out many more wasps. They find the caterpillars before I do.
Tally for the week: snap beans 4 lb 3 oz, pepper 6 oz, cucumber 13 oz, celery 6 oz, potatoes 45 lb 9 oz. Weekly total 52.3 pounds, for the year 189.9 pounds. This week the garden surpassed the total harvest for 2012.