Maybe I should change the name of the post to the NON-harvest for August. It was dismal. even the egg numbers weren’t good between the heat and vacations.
Eggs – 73
Watermelons – 2 melons totaling 24.5 lbs
NM Peppers – .75 lbs
Bell Peppers – 1 (just one little pepper and we only harvested that because my wife REALLY wanted some bell pepper for a pizza she was making. In her defense, it was a really good, gluten free pizza).
Cucumbers – 0.25 lbs.
And THAT’S IT! Wow, it really was rather pathetic. September is looking like it might be pretty decent though. There are a bunch of watermelons on the vine, and a bunch of peppers from every variety. The one lone scrub of a tomato plant is coming back, but that assumes that it and the rest of the garden won’t be completely overwhelmed by the gigantic green mass called… sweet potatoes! Wow, those things are insane.
The fact that July and August were so pathetic does make me think. I did not stagger any plantings this year and I know some folks who have been getting squash and zucchini during this time period. My wife had to buy some zucchini at the store the other day. I would have never thought that would happen back in June, but it did. With the garden expansion I will definitely look at staggering some additional plantings next year. Along with some other types of melons, and peppers, some different tomatoes, and possibly some other varieties of (stupid) corn.
I’ve got to get planting and finish getting my beds built. No more vacations. Lots to do!