Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 20 - Waiting, waiting, waiting....

What a year! Rain until early June has caused everything to ripen a bit late. Just now harvested my first full-sized tomato and my peach tree that is usually ripe a week ago has still a boatful of hard (albiet beautiful) fruit. The rain also brought havoc to one of my apple trees with less pollination than normal. Add to that, the typical heat that comes this time of the year has yet to arrive. I do enjoy the foggy mornings and 90 degree afternoons...don't get me wrong, but it sure does not ripen tomatoes very quickly!!

For this reason, it has been difficult to harvest much since the beginning of the month. Lucky for us, the Chard and Zukes are doing well. Once the fruit starts, we are free and clear for months!! The Citrus are looking fabulous this year. Sure am looking forward to fresh mandarins each morning in November/December/January. The trees are loaded.

Good harvest yesterday though showing the diversity of what we can grow in Northern California.

1) Basket of cherry tomatoes ($2.00)
2) One Lemon Boy tomato ($0.50)
3) Basket of Strawberries ($2.00)
4) Small container of blueberries ($0.50)

Total Harvested (Year-to-Date): $71.00
Expenses (Year-to-Date): $6.00

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