All in all, a very productive week - 33.2 pounds out of the garden. In the previous post the Irish Cobbler potatoes were dug up, giving me 11.5 pounds of potatoes. The same day a bit over a pound of carrots were pulled up. I know it's redundant but here's the pic again:
The Cobblers are a very starchy Russet potato. I think they'd make great potato pancakes.
The last broccoli was harvested, a nice head at just over a pound. The last Gonzalez cabbage was pulled up, a bit over 2 pounds (not shown):
There was the usual assortment of Fortex beans (about 3 pounds), cucumbers - both pickling and slicing totalling almost 4 pounds, and of course summer squash (about 5 1/2 pounds). It looks like the summer squash plant is slowing down, which is fine. Pictured here are the Calypso pickling cucumbers:
A nice picking of tomatoes, mostly Pompeii sauce tomatoes, about 5 pounds total. Another picking this week and there should be enough tomatoes and hot peppers to make a batch of salsa. Tomatoes this year are beset with leaf blight and it looks like it will overtake the plants by the end of August. Next year I will definitely focus on buying disease resistant tomatoes.
At this point yields are quite a bit ahead of last year. In fact the total is just shy of 100 pounds so far, so overall I'm pleased with the garden production. To see what other people are growing stop by http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/