July 28, 2014
- Fruit production has really slowed down these days. I think this may be the last week of blueberries. We may have gotten 2 quarts this week, total. We harvested some strawberries but again, production is slowing.
- Our raspberry plants are not producing any fruits.
- I planted cantaloupe seeds right at the base of the sunflower circles so they are not growing very quickly at all. The sunflowers are 10 feet tall or taller now and are great shade producers!
- The watermelon seems to be doing well. We rushed into harvesting one this week and were sourly disappointed I learned my lesson!
On the other hand, non-fruit harvests are picking up!We harvested our first corn this week! They are quite large. I planted heirloom and some hybrid. Can you guess which is which? 😉 We were able to harvest more in the middle of the week.(Along with some cucumbers)
We harvested the last of our spring carrots this week 😦 Need.to.plant.MORE.Other harvests from the beginning of the week…Beans Kale LOTS of zucchini Tomatoes and Peppers…(Bounty from the earlier part of the week)
At the end of the week, we were able to harvest more zucchini, cucumbers, beans, corn, tomatoes, and spaghetti squash. We also harvested some marigolds for the chickens. (It may look just about the same but other than a few zucchini and a few cucumbers, this is ALL new produce! I am having to ‘counter-ripen’ most of my tomatoes because of all the rain we’re getting. They’re all splitting and if I leave them on the vine to ripen, they completely burst open!)
The squash bugs had overtaken the spaghetti squash patch so I decided to just rip it up. We had 10 squashes that were ripe enough to harvest. They will cure on the counter for about a week before I put them in the basement to store.
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