Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First Summer Squash Harvest!

We are experiencing an unusual heat wave in New England.  The recorded temperature is at 101 degrees right now (which is 38.33 celsius for my Canadian friends).  While the temps were still in the cool 80s this morning I checked on the veggie garden and did some harvesting.  Today's harvest consisted of my first summer squash of the season (yellow and zucchini).  I also noticed that the collards greens were starting to bolt so I pulled them up and harvested the last of them too.  With the empty space in the bed where the collard greens were I will sow some more seeds - most likely beets and turnips for a fall harvest.

Well excuse me now while I go sip on an ice tea with some fresh mint from the garden and park myself in front of the AC unit.  I need to blanch and freeze the collard greens, but standing next to pot of boiling water for even a few minutes sounds about as much fun as getting some teeth pulled right now.  Stay cool everyone!


Carrie said...

wow, it's about 15 degrees on a good day here! I can't imagine what you are going through!!
Gorgeous crop (and kitchen), but I bet you are enjoying that iced tea a lot more :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such a beautiful harvest!!!!