This week's haul is all about cucumbers. I harvested quite a few beans also, but we've been better at keeping up with them. The cucumbers have just exploded. I've been picking a basket like this on a daily basis. I made some of my favorite bread and butter pickles, and we've been having cucumber salad practically every day. I think I'll make a few kinds of relish next week. My husband got me this Pickled Pantry, and it has a couple of nice recipes. I also picked our first jalapeno, and I dug a few new potatoes, and I pulled a few onions for dinner, but they didn't make the picture.
From the garden haul flickr pool:
- Tomatoes from Tiffany at 20x20 - She gathered 8 pounds in one day! I can't wait for that part of the year. She has incredible drought in her area, but it looks like the veggies are still okay.
Natalie has some great produce coming from her garden also. That's dinner for a week!
Joyful Lova shows that one can grow in practically any location.
She wrote - This is the 1st year I am growing potatoes and I wanted to do it the easiest way.
I put a bit of gravel at the bottom of a 35cm pot ( so that slugs cannot enter the pot's drainage hole), then put a bit of compost on which I lay 1 chitted potato that has only 1 or 2 slips, then I fill the pot with compost and put gravel on top. So there is never any need to top up the compost. This way I can harvest the content of 1 pot only whenever I want to cook some potatoes. There are only 2 of us here, so the harvest from one pot should be enough for a meal for 2.
This variety is Charlotte and the colander contains 3 pots' harvest. The foliage died so I had to harvest those 3 pots, hence some of the potatoes are still small.
Remember, If you'd like to to join in the fun, add your picture to my flickr pool. I'll be posting everyone's haul every week here on the blog. Please add a description to the picture that includes what's in the picture. If you're growing any neat heirloom varieties, please include that information also. Finally, if you have a blog, make sure to share your address.
I look forward to sharing your photos, and learning about what you're growing! (please see my original post on this topic if you'd like more details.)