Today I had to get my hike in early because, miracle of miracles, we are actually having some summer weather and I wanted to get out there while it was still relatively cool. It wasn't the threat of heat that made me harvest the last three heads of Pixie cabbages, they were just ready. The last three heads came in at 11.5 ounces, 1 pound 6 ounces, and 2 pounds 9 ounces. The snow peas and sugar snap peas are producing their final harvests and the plants are starting to turn brown, probably from spider mites, so this is the final photo of them for the year unless I squeeze in a fall planting. And those little white things in the basket are Yellow Wonder strawberries coming off the plants that I started from seed in the spring of 2010.
My caper plants are continuing to provide new buds. Here's one of my largest harvests so far this season.
I hope that the current heat wave will really put the caper bushes into high production mode. So far I have harvested only 12.5 ounces of buds, well behind the 21 ounces that I had harvested by this date last year.
I spent far too much time schlepping back and forth to the SF bay area last week to have the rat damage to my car repaired so I haven't gotten around to harvesting the crappy garlic crop otherwise that would be included in this week's post as well.
Oh, I almost forgot, my scraggly little patch of Autumn Bliss raspberries produced a handful of berries that never got near the scale nor the camera. My husband is really lucky that I didn't scarf them all down while standing out in the berry patch, I was a really sweet girl and shared them with him.
Here's the harvest totals for the past week:
Piracicaba broccoli - 4.9 oz.
Pixie Baby cabbage - 4 lb., 10.5 oz.
Caper buds - 2.9 oz.
Super Sugar Snap peas - 1 lb., 15.3 oz.
Oregon Giant snow peas - 3 lb., 9.5 oz.
Strawberries (Seascape and Mara des Bois) - 2 oz.
Yellow Wonder strawberries - 1.5 oz.
The total harvests for the week were - 10 lb., 14.6 oz.
The total harvests for the year have been - 204 lb., 4.3 oz.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.