Production is ramping up with about everything except tomatoes providing something. For much of the week the weather settled into a rainy, cloudy pattern and a few things were lost. Several squash rotted on the vine, same with some cucumbers. The sunny weather has returned and it looks like most plants are doing well.
One nice softball sized Gonzalez cabbage was picked.
Calypso cucumbers, one from each vine, all matured at the same time. Also the first picking of bush beans, Provider. I planted two rows of them to 'provide' beans until the pole beans are producing.
The Calypso's are very uniform in size, and I've found that three of them make two quarts of refrigerator pickles. One spear was left over.
Grand Duke kohlrabi and a few beets, which were grilled with chicken. First time for grilled beets, and I think they are very good.
And of course more summer squash, one of two that were harvested. Also a Diva slicing cucumber, the second one I've picked this season and a Kolibri kohlrabi. The okra trickles in one or two at a time.
For the week 10.6 pounds, best harvest so far. For the year about 40 pounds. I compared this to last year at this time and the harvest so far this year is about 25 pounds less. Much of that is due to the smaller plantings of cole crops. It also looks like the growing season is about 10 days behind last year judging by the bean and cucumber harvest last year. That will change quickly as the wet weather last year put the kabosh on the harvest about mid-summer, especially affecting the tomatoes.
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