12 August Weekly Update

Various harvests:

Part of the Last Dug Potatoes

18 lbs of potatoes. We dug the last box of kennebecs

2 types of cowpeas

Butter Beans and Cow Peas

green beans and haricot vert

hot and sweet peppers


1 picking

basil, lots of basil. We ate some fresh but dried most of it for cooking.

2 cucumbers

More cow peas and butter beans

butter beans

lots of sage – also dried for use in cooking


We put up the raspberry trellises. This consists of 3 strands of vinyl coated wire wound all around the 6′ t-posts we hammered around the perimeter of the box. We settled on this system after researching various options.

another day’s worth

We blanched and froze cream peas and butter beans for winter eating. Also we made fresh tomato sauce, canned 4 pints of green beans and 2 pints of haricot verts in addition to what we’re eating last week and this week.

And more

And yet more

The butternut squash that was growing in the front walkway started to rot on the vine. Hopefully we’re not going to have a repeat of last year when this was a recurring problem, but it’s not looking good when your first butternut does this. We started our fall head lettuce crop inside. We’ll transplant them out by mid-September.


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10 Responses to “12 August Weekly Update”

  1. kitsapfg Says:

    I am just totally impressed with the quantity and quality of your tomato and pepper harvests. Amazing! Your garden is so wonderfully productive. Based on your description of the raspberry bed, it sounds like that will be a good support system for them.

  2. maryhysong Says:

    what a wonderful harvest week for you! Sad to hear of your squash I had a couple of big melons crack and rot too.

  3. crafty_cristy Says:

    Wonderful harvests, such abundance. I am still seeking abundance. Everything looks great.

  4. Barbie Says:

    Those butterbeans… OH NO~ I just realized I forgot to plant mine last month. LOL. I guess I’d better pay attention! Yours look FANTABULOUS. I may have to go to the market to get mine for the year now, but I might need them soon after seeing yours! πŸ˜‰

  5. Bee Girl (AKA Melissa) Says:

    Such beautiful colors! Your peppers are phenomenal! Congrats! You must be doing something right πŸ™‚

  6. Rick Says:

    What a great harvest and a huge variety of different veggies! We just started our fall lettuce this week too. I’m looking forward to some tasty salads in a couple of months!!

  7. Lisa Says:

    I’ve never grown butterbeans, and I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten them. Are they lima beans, by another name?

    • foodgardenkitchen Says:

      Thems might be fightin’ words here in the South! πŸ™‚

      Although some people might disagree, to me butterbeans are a less mature pod/bean of the lima bean plant – they’re butterbeans when they still have some green to the bean, limas when they turn white (and are, thus, older). The “he” part of us on the blog insists on calling them butterbeans, whereas I (the “she” part) call them limas. I have no idea why Southeners insist on this distinction, but there it is πŸ™‚

  8. jenny Says:

    Love the butterbeans and all those colorful peppers! everything looks so yummy.

  9. Sustainably Modern Says:

    I would leave a comment; but your photos made me hungry…gotta go eat!

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