Weekly Garden Update: July 25!

Weekly Garden Update, July 25:


Wow, we’re having some record heat around here these days!  Yesterday we got up and were outside at 6:30 am harvesting the box of Kennebec potatoes, and doing weekly maintenance in the garden because it was only 77 degrees then.  Later it got up to 100 degrees, but we were comfortably ensconced inside by then.


We pulled up the last of our yellow squash yesterday, the squash vine-borers got them.  We have enough yellow squash to eat this week, but as of August we’ll be out of them.  Strangely we have 2 volunteer squash of unknown variety coming up, so we’ll see if they live long enough.  And the cucumber plants we planted in June may do something as well.  Several older cucumber plants were removed yesterday as well, and we got the last of those cucumbers as well.


The Kennebecs produced the best of all our potatoes this year.  We got as much out of this one box as we did the other 1.75 boxes of potatoes we harvested.  And they were the largest as well.  Last night we boiled some of the smaller ones, and served them with parsley and butter at dinner, and they were delicious.

Some Kennebecs


Our first butter bean pods are setting up!  Blue Lake green beans seem to be waiting for something, but the Dutch Half-runner green beans are trying to catch up with the Haricot Verts.


This brings me to the 3.5 lbs of Haricot Verts I harvested on Thursday.  There were so many I just had to weigh them.  We strung them, and then I canned 5 pints of green beans and 2 pints of Dilly Beans.  There were beans left over, but not a lot.  Then we picked another double handful yesterday.



Along with the haricot verts, we picked about 40 tomatoes this week, several dozen jalapenos, cayenne, Anaheim, and sweet Italian relleno peppers.  We’re even starting to get some small bell peppers, and harvested one of them.

Haricot Verts

Either today or tomorrow I’ll be making Hot Pepper Jelly out of the jalapenos, sweet Italians, and 18 Habaneros we bought.  Next year I’m gonna be growing either Habaneros or Scotch Bonnets – I just can’t see buying them in the future.

Garden 1

Garden 2

Garden 3




Cayenne Peppers


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6 Responses to “Weekly Garden Update: July 25!”

  1. meemsnyc Says:

    Loving the eggplant! Looks so cute. Your garden is producing so much! Nice.

  2. thyme2garden Says:

    I really appreciate you taking overview pictures of all areas of your garden. It looks like your Kennebecs are growing in all sizes! The peppers all look great, and I bet they’ll taste great in your hot pepper jelly!

  3. Thomas Says:

    Great harvest! It looks like you’re harvesting a lot of warm season crops at the moment. My eggplants still have not set fruit yet. Your chilies and peppers look awesome!

  4. Daphne Says:

    I love that tomato photo. I’m still dreaming of making sauce this summer so they are what draw me right now.

  5. foodgardenkitchen Says:

    I canned 5 more pints of tomato sauce today, using those tomatoes and some more.

    The hot pepper jelly came out great, and gosh does it have a kick!

  6. kitsapFG Says:

    Lovely mess of tomatoes! Our summers are so much cooler than yours that it will be several weeks yet before my peppers, cucumbers, and more than a handful of tomatoes at a time will be ready. In the meantime, I will enjoy looking at your fine harvests.

    The garden is really looking mature and productive now.

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