Sunday, July 10, 2011

Produce update

Wow!  I can't believe how much the garden is producing already!  I need to go back and check my notes, but I'm pretty sure this is the most we've had this early, ever.

Pictured below is the haul from Friday, July 8.  (I note this kind of stuff for my own future reference.  It'll be easier to find here than trying to sift through my beat up, dirt crusted, crumpled garden notebook.)

We were picking the beans and tossing them into paper grocery bags, but the bottoms started falling out as we carried them inside.  Eöl dumped them all into a handy feed bag for weighing.

65 pounds of green beans!!! Yes...sixty-five pounds!!!

We didn't bother to weigh the cukes.  I had enough for four quarts of refrigerator pickles, with a few cukes left over for snacking.

Hopefully, I'll get a chance this week to post the garden totals.  Believe it or not, I'm still planting...when I'm not busy breaking beans. :)


Kevin said...

That is a whole lot of beans. How many plants do you have for that kind of yield?

Country Wife said...

Good question! I had to stop and figure that one out.

The rows are 15 feet long, holes in the plastic are about a foot apart, and there are about three plants per hole. That would be about 45 plants per row. This harvest came from the first five rows, so that'd be 225 plants. Just a rough guess, though.

It really doesn't seem like that many plants, since they are so close together. I always try to plant at least three plants together, since the plants are fragile. That way, if I break one, I don't end up with a big bare spot.

Already I need to pick again! And I was worried I wouldn't have enough beans this year. lol