The harvests continue to grow. This week I picked over 2 pounds of zucchini, yellow and green. There were also over 2 and half pounds of cucumbers, which were made into the first pickles of the year. This cucumber was missed the day before and was as large as a small zucchini.
My romano green beans started to produce this week, and my sugar snap peas continue to give a few as well.
I picked 1.7 pounds of potatoes and some onions as well.
I picked 10 oz of kale for a soup along with 2 small zucchini that I wanted to prevent from becoming monsters while we went away for the weekend.
I harvested over 2 pounds of chard with which I made Spanakopita Pie and some was frozen. Also in the basket is basil, more beans, peas, lettuce, and the first slicing cucumbers. The lettuce is rather bitter, but it still works on sandwiches. We got another couple cherry tomatoes also.
The garlic which was spring planted only amounted to 3 oz. and went into a Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic recipe from Joy of Cooking. I've already ordered my garlic for the fall to be certain of a better harvest next year.
I also picked 2 oz of mint to make this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream. It was very good.
Total this week: 11.4 pounds
Total this year: 42.6 pounds
You can see other gardeners' harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.