This past week brought a few nights on the minus side of zero and some wonderful fall daytime highs. The frost however decided that much of the garden was done, even if it was still ready to grow some more. The zucchini were still flowering on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning they were mush. The frost also took the cucumbers, sunflowers, crab apples and cherry tomatoes (even though I covered them).
On Monday evening I pulled up the rest of the Roma tomatoes. I didn’t think that there were many still out there after the big haul the week before. However look at all these tomatoes! I think I will be making tomato sauce after all!
Monday was also the day that we tried to pick as many crab apples as we could. We ended up with all these. There are likely another 3 of these bucket thingys still out there. However, I had no idea what to do with all of these and the frost got the rest. I think that was a good thing.
I was able to harvest 1 sunflower and got 1cup of roasted seeds. The seeds were a little too small to really enjoy though so that was a bit of a disappointment.
On Thursday I went out and pulled up the remainder of the beets. I think I am going to can these. However, I am not sure what the benefit of canning over freezing would be. I am guessing shelf life?
I would like to thank Daphne from Daphne’s Dandelions for hosting Harvest Mondays. Please stop by her site and visit some other great blogs as well.
Week totals for September 19th 2011
Tomato, Roma 59.2lbs
Crab apples 49lbs
Weekly total 124.2
Grand total to date 699lbs