The summer squash plant hit a new peak this week, over 8 pounds of squash. I grated up a good bit of it and put two cup portions into freezer bags. I don't have the equipement to blanch/steam the grated squash so I'll probably need to use it in the next few months. As if I didn't have enough squash someone left two yellow crooknecks on my front porch. You'd think they could leave a calling card so I can return the favor. Squash dumpers!
Also lots more beans. Roma II, Provider and Fortex left to right in the picture. The Tribute strawberries I planted this spring are bearing enough to provide a nice snack a few times a week, and they are delicious. I didn't expect much the first year so this is a nice bonus.
More beans, squash and a few carrots. Nearly 6 pounds of beans were picked:
Tomatoes early in the week:
With the tomatoes picked earlier I had the makings for a batch of salsa. I canned 7 pints with an additional pint for the refrigerator. I've got to say, canning salsa is a LOT of work - deskinning tomatoes, blending, fine chopping onions, peppers, parsley, cilantro (and somewhat painful when dicing the Serranos) then the final boil in the jars. It helps to have a very sharp knife.
And of course the potatoes, shown in the previous post - 27 and 1/2 pounds. Combined with the Irish Cobblers dug up last week I got nearly 40 pounds of potatoes this year, not quite as much as last year.
All in all a good week, 54 pounds out of the garden, and 193 pounds for the year so far. To see what other people are growing head on over to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/