Wow, it's been 3 weeks since I've had any new harvests to share which is a solid indicator of my garden this year. The constant rains and little sunshine have wrought havoc on many plants. Anything I have still in containers (whether temporarily for transplants or permanent such as potatoes) is suffering from too much water and I'm constantly tilting over containers to remove excess water. That's one reason why I have harvested 2/3 of the garlic crop as shown above - it just seems too wet and I didn't want to risk any rot. I've left the smallest of them in for another couple of weeks.
So far, I have harvested only 8 kg of food, with more than half of that rhubarb (and mostly frozen, not eaten). And the garlic scapes make a large proportion of the rest.
But I have finally had my first (small as it is) harvest of greens.
Lettuce, arugula and spinach seem to be suffering the most with the rain and lack of sunshine. My entire harvest from yesterday has a bit more variety, but somewhat embarrassing in quantity. And quality ... the cherry tomatoes in the upper left-hand corner are destined for the compost bin - they are stunted and too tough to eat.
|A few tomatoes, potatoes, berries and hot peppers|
But the squash plants (both summer and winter) are looking well as are the carrots and a few other crops, so I still have faith in this gardening season! In the meantime, some parting shots of the bunnies and wild turkeys who lurk about my yard when I'm not actively outside.
|One of two adult bunnies ... which means there may be many more!|
|Two adults and five babies this year|
I look forward to checking out Harvest Monday posts at Our Happy Acres to see what other gardeners around the world are doing this week!