We received a lot of rain this past week, but not as much as we could have. Thankfully, Tropical Storm Andrea didn’t bring us as much rainfall as predicted. Yet, the rain we did get seemed to spur the harvest. Last night, I entertained family and my entire meal was provided by two weeks of harvests from my garden (except the meat, of course). I was pretty proud of that!
I am growing Heritage everbearing raspberries, and the spring crop is just starting to ripen. Here’s a picture of the first handful harvested. Ruby gems of goodness!
I started harvesting cucumbers this week, too.
I harvested those cucumbers in the morning. Later in the afternoon, I picked more, along with a zucchini and squash.
My green bell pepper plants are loaded with fruit! After harvesting, I still have a dozen more almost ready for harvest. I also picked green snap beans and wax beans that filled two gallon-sized baggies! And, a couple more cucumbers.
I made an Italian Bean Salad from some of the beans (using my own garlic, too). The rest I’m going to pickle! So, of course, I need dill. Out to the herb garden I went.
Although I didn’t harvest my Texas Granex onions this past week, they were dry enough to clean and trim.I brushed off the dirt (sometimes peeling off the top layer of onion skin), cut the stalks off about an inch or two above the bulb, and trimmed the roots.
And now I have a basket full of clean onions, ready to be stored in a mesh bag.
What bounty did your garden provide you this week?