Less to show this week. The endless rain has put a damper on production. Yesterday was actually a pleasant, non-rain day until late afternoon, then it poured the rest of the day. Today there hasn't been any rain. It looks like we are getting some relief.
This week the everbearing raspberries, Autumn Bliss and Caroline, began producing their summer crop. The timing is perfect as the strawberries stopped producing a few weeks ago. Now if the strawberries will start back up when the raspberries stop I'll be in berries much of the summer. I picked nearly a pound and a half of raspberries. This is the first picking along with a head of Green Magic broccoli.
Two small carrots were pulled up to relieve crowding. Green tops fed to the rabbits of course.
And yesterday more berries, a kohlrabi and the first hot weather crop, a large jalapeno pepper. Well it only weighed an ounce but for this variety it's large. I like an egg scramble with cheese and a fresh jalapeno for breakfast, so this pepper was put to use the next morning. For a jalapeno it was unusually hot. I bought the plant from the local greenhouse, same as last year, and those were relatively mild. Must be a different variety. I prefer them hot, for salsa.
It's hard to believe, I've picked 14 pounds of kohlrabi this season. I probably should have picked them a little smaller, as some of them were woody at the root end, but they came on so fast it was hard to keep up. The cole crops are nearly done, only the last of four sets remain, but snap beans will be ready soon. To see what other people are growing, visit http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/