Harvest Update No. 4

Our harvests are slowly morphing into real summer feasts now, with summer squash, cucumbers, and beets taking new roles in the kitchen. We harvested the last of the “new” potatoes today, as well as other goodies totaling up to just under 20 pounds. Our season-to-date total is now well over 60 pounds.

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Notice how friable the soil structure is! No digging necessary, though I used my fork to loosen along the outside edges of the bed. It was a pleasant job to run my hands through the dirt in search of spuds.

We’ve harvested small batches of potatoes several times previously, so the total yield for our 30″ square plot came to about 17 pounds. We did get some potato beetle damage towards the end, due to carelessness in reclosing the ProtekNet after harvesting the Hakurai turnips. In the future, I will avoid that fate by not combining early harvest crops in the same mini-hoop as the potatoes.

Garlic—about 4 pounds (20 heads)—was also part of today’s score. It is now hanging from the ceiling of my screened porch to dry. All the garlic I’ve been seeing around our area this year looks great, and ours was no exception.

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20 pounds of fresh produce, including: new potatoes, onions, yellow summer squash, cucumbers, beets, parsley, lettuce, basil, and garlic.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. ges says:

    Yummy! I’ll take some of that nice squash, please…

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    1. Carla says:

      Now, I thought you’d be hankering after the beets!

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