After a late start with a wet, cold, rainy spring, we’re finally starting to see some veggies here at The Petite Farmstead. It’s crazy — I remember harvesting green beans in early July a year or two ago. We at least a month behind.
The tomatoes really need to get their act together… we have about 6 billion green tomatoes. I’m thinking green tomato pickles and fried green tomatoes are on the menu. Any suggestions or recipes from you folks would be amazing!
This year I staggered my planting schedule, so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed around harvest time. When you have a small family of only two adults, this is important — otherwise, food goes to waste.
Today we harvested:
- 4 pounds of green beans (not counting the ones we ate for dinner along with a nice T-Bone from a local farm)
- 21 Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers
- 15 Anaheim peppers
- 4 pints of strawberries
- 2 cabbages
- 2 cucumbers (It’s been a bad cucumber year; I have only one plant remaining. I don’t like to talk about it.)
And 3 very small, er, petite peppers. Aren’t they cute?
What have you harvested this week? Was it a late start for your garden as well?