Garden sowing was late this year, I am fortunate that garden responded back quick.
Blueberries were picked along with 2 early jalapeno peppers.
First full basket of the year: Green beans, lots of shelling peas, small tomatoes (first of the season) and green sorrel.
July is bringing in lot of sunshine and warmth. I picked last of the Strawberries of 2012. There are many more left, some of them have slug damage and some are perfectly good, I am leaving them for critters, bugs. Blueberries are starting to come in, they should ripen over next 2 weeks.
On Tuesday, I picked few Strawberries, peas, pinched Basil and a single perfectly round Radish.
I picked few outer Basil leaves next day, these were promptly used in Tomato-Basil-Pepper jack grilled sandwich. I didn’t have Mozzarella at home, pepper jack worked just fine.
Thursday brought in last of the Strawberries and bowlful of Blueberries.
I made cabbage Salad for Friday potluck. Chives were picked, chopped and mixed with Cabbage/Ramen-Maggie/Vinegar/Sambal to make tangy Cabbage Salad.
Harvest Summary for week:
Peas: (28) Alaska Bush type, Ed Hume seeds. Planted April 7, harvested June 23
Basil: 2 pinches
Radish: (1) Cherry Belle, Ed Hume Seeds
Chives: 2 bunches
Call it a fluke or call it a summer, SUN finally came out in Pacific Northwest. We welcomed its rare appearance here. Sammamish farmers market was in full and crowded last Wednesday; fruits from Yakima Valley are rolling in – Cherries and Apricots along with early squash, peas, and cabbages. Tomatoes and warm weather fruits are yet to make an appearance. 2 days of preview summer was quick over and it turned overcast/rainy and cold again over the weekend. Hope 4thJuly makes official start to PW summer.
We went out to the garden and were able to pull peas, radishes and berries.
Peas: (52) Alaska Bush type, Ed Hume seeds. Planted April 7, harvested June 27
Radishes: (2) French Breakfast, Ed Hume seeds, Planted May 13, harvested June 27
Raspberries: (54) unknown variety, plants shared by friend 3 years back
Strawberries: (34) 2 varieties, unknown
Linking this post to Daphne’s weekly showcase harvest 🙂
Summer is gone fast, there’s chill in the air – we are falling into fall/winter slowly. That translates into more harvests and picking many last of the garden goodies.
So far this week, We have been harvesting a lot – squash, cherry tomatoes (sweet 100 variety), Jalapeno, green beans, shelling peas, cucumbers, fenugreek and dill. Here are some photos….
(above) – Methi (Fenugreek)
(above) – Methi and Shepu (Fenugreek and Dill), both used as greens
(Above) in colander: Chard ‘bright lights’. in plate 1: sweet 100 tomatoes, green and wax beans. in plate 2: Agatha tomatoes, 1 black krim, peas, cucumbers and yellow squash.
(Photo captured with phone)
Me and girls hit pumpkin patch at the base of Sahalee way yesterday, it was good fun.
What’s that got to do with gardening? oh yes, I witnessed first hand how pumpkins are grown in rich, moist soil. learned that sunflowers + corn + pumpkins are grown in vicinity because sunflowers ward off bugs on corn, yellow pumpkin flowers attract abundant bees helping pollination, birds gathering to collect sunflower seeds eat harmful bugs…organic growing concepts at their best.