Our tomatoes are coming in very slowly this year. We are so thankful for Apple Pie Gal's advice about freezing tomatoes for easy peeling and canning. We would be lost this year without it. Belle simply freezes each tomato individually as it ripens. Then when we have enough to do a batch, she'll thaw, peel and can. We've eaten a few tomatoes in dishes, but we're still waiting on our first batch of cans. How sad is that?
This week we (I mean my nephews) doubled the size of our mid-bed using composted yard waste. We laid a bed of composted yard waste directly over the existing grass. I think we should have killed the grass first and then turned the soil into the compost, but time was not permitting. We're going to plant our brocolli, cauliflower and cabbage directly into the compost.
I'm thinking next spring we'll turn the dirt underneath into the compost above. Over winter, the grass we covered will hopefully become mulch and fertilizer for our spring plants.
|Our hard working nephews visiting from Auburn, WA. Thanks guys!|
|More space for our cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli seedlings.|
Bell Peppers 3 lb 2 oz
Cantaloupe 23 lb 5 oz
Honeydew 10 lb 4 oz
Jabeneros 14 oz
Jalapenos 4 oz
Raspberries 1 lb
Tomatoes 25 lb 1 oz
Acorn Squash 1 lb 8 oz
Butternut Squash 14 lb 4 oz
Spaghetti Squash 29 lb 8 oz
Watermelon 77 lb 6 oz (4 melons averaging approximately 19 lb)
Total 186 lb 8 oz
Please stop by Daphne's Dandelions to see some of the wonderful harvests that gardeners throughout the world have had this week.