Our garden is continuing to provide us with bountiful harvests. We have cucumbers by the basketful, zucchinis the size of newborn babies, bushels of green beans, peppers galore, and more.
We are eating well thanks to our garden.
While all of this produce is wonderful the only downside is that when it is ready, it’s ready. The garden waits for no one, so I am making sure to keep room in my schedule to be able to cook and preserve all of the wonderful vegetables we have been harvesting.
I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture above but there are some things missing that were pictured in last week’s garden update.
I pulled up the broccoli plants today and gave them to our chickens. They were still producing some small heads but they were pretty much done. I also pulled up 5 cabbages and all of the sugar snap pea plants.
I am contemplating planting some more green beans in the the bare spot pictured above. I have never done a second planting before but I think there is time.
I harvested 30 cucumbers today. Even though the plants are looking a little discolored they are still going strong.
Our pepper plants are producing lots of peppers, especially pepperoncinis. My refrigerator pickled pepper method seems to have worked so I will hopefully be able to share the recipe and a tutorial with you next week.
There are quite a few butternut squash growing on the trellis we made from a piece of deck railing. Even so, the vines are starting to spread along the ground. Apparently I am not a good squash vine trainer. 🙂
A few of the plants in my potato towers are starting to turn brown and wilt. Once the leaves have all turned brown they will be ready to harvest.
I have harvested a few onions from my cinder block planters but it is still going to be a little longer before I can harvest most of them.
My sweet potatoes are starting to look a little better since we caught one of the rabbits that had been eating the leaves and relocated him to a new area. We still have a couple of live traps set to catch his friends.
Last night we saw a rabbit trying to run into one of the live traps but he was too fat. I guess he likes my garden produce a little too much. 🙂
We have started getting several ripe tomatoes. However, there are still lots of green ones.
Well, that about does it for this week’s garden update. How is your garden growing?