Thursday, 11 August 2011

Week 13

Boy oh Boy the weeks seem to be flying buy! Week 13 ALREADY!!!!

 It was a good week for the garden. I was able to harvest 56lbs on Harvest Monday and everything is screaming to get picked again.

 Here is my weekly picture going west to east.

I have had a couple of firsts again this week. The 1st red tomato which can been seen in yesterdays post and I think my broccoli is ready to harvest.


I am not entirely sure if it is ready to be harvested or not. This is the first ever broccoli I have planted. The variety is Goliath Hybrid and I planted it from seed in the garden back in may. I didn't think it would grow let alone actually produce a big ole head! I read online that when you start to see a bit of yellow in the head that is means it is ready to bolt. Since I see a bit of yellow I think it is time to take her in. I hope it tastes as good as it looks!!

I think it might be time for the onions to come in too, but again I am not sure. I usually only pick them in September when the stalks have fallen over...but something is making me want to harvest them now

Now for my weekly updates
Strawberries- still not producing, trying to spread but the cucumbers are over taking them
Raspberries- continue to grow, but no berries. Lot of flowers though
Zucchini-Both plants are continuing to flower. Not very many babies though
Cucumbers- Lots of flowers and wee ones. Not enough to start pickling yet
Corn- I checked today and there wasn't much inside the cob. I think it needs at least 3 more weeks
Beans-need to be picked
Turnips- planted where the spinach use to be. Nothing up yet.
Carrots-still small might pick one today.
tomato-two ripe Roma. Lots of hot 100's, but not ripe
Beets-need to be picked
cabbage-done for the year planted spinach in its place. no sprouting yet
kohlrabi-need to be picked
leeks/garlic- they are there but not doing much
onions-might be ready but still small
potato-still flowering picking small ones on a need to eat basis.
Flowers-flowering...lol

4 comments:

  1. Your broccoli is so pretty. I always debate with myself on when to pick the heads of broccoli. I hate when I let them go too long.

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  2. Daphne- thank you. I'm pretty happy with it. I hope I didn't leave it in too long. I will cook er up tomorrow and see!

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  3. That broccoli is beautfiful! My spring broccoli was horrible. The fall broccoli and cauliflower are going in today. Hopefully they will do better then the spring crop.

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  4. Robin. Thank you. I steamed it the other night and it tasted as good at it looked!Good luck with your fall crop!

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