Monday, August 8, 2011

Back the the homestead

Out of town for a few days, a kind neighbor watered the garden for us. We came back to:

  • 8 oz pattypan squash
  • 7 oz eggplant
  • 21 oz zucchini
  • 1 oz jalapeno
  • 3 oz corn - this was way early for the corn, but the Mrs. wanted to see if we could save one before the squirrels ate it.
  • 4 lb 12 oz cucumber (time to pickle some)
  • 2 lb 1 oz tomatoes
  • 3 oz green beans
So about 9 and a half pounds of produce. Not bad, but I feel like we should be getting more.

The best haul was 26 ripe Sun Gold off a potted plant on the front deck - maybe about a three gallon pot. The nicest looking pick was a 13 oz pickling cuke that was enormous for the type, but looked beautiful.

Northern Pickling Cucumber
EDIT - The corn was not ready. Also, made 7 quarts of dill pickles, yum.

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