Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pea and Squash Harvest - July 14th

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The garden is growing well with the consistent rain and high temperatures.  Knock on wood, I hope the rain continues.

Tonight I harvested another nice batch of purple hull peas and yellow squash.  The peas weighed about 3/4 lb. and I have almost enough to freeze a serving.  I have not added the peas to my yearly harvest totals because I am going to list them in their shelled weight.

The seven squash gives me enough to freeze another batch.  I freeze my squash in 2lb. quantities because that is the amount my wife uses when making squash casserole.

I want to thank Annie at Annie's Kitchen Garden for the idea of taking my harvest pictures on the top of the washing machine.  The solid white top makes for an excellent background and I am still playing with my camera settings to get better at taking pictures.

7 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

Nice pictures :-D I do miss my yellow crookneck squash. I finally have two plants growing, so I hope it's not too late to get a crop from them.

And you are welcome.

Ribbit said...

What? You don't prefer a dimly lighted room on a messy counter top like I do? HA! Granny's awesome, isn't she.

Engineeredgarden said...

Granny is certainly the queen of harvest photos, and her presentation is perfect every time...

Kristan said...

Great harvest, Kris! I find natural daylight and no flash is best for my pictures. Of course, natural daylight is not available in my laundry room so taking pictures on top of the washer is out for me. I have a fancy Nikon but the lens is broken right now so I'm stuck with the camera phone. Best wishes for continued garden success!

Kris said...

Granny - I hope you get some yellow squash too.

Ribbit - Yeah Granny was making my pictures look really bad with my cheap little Nikon Coolpix S570 and dirty countertop. :)

EG - I agree with you there.

Kristan - Thanks for the camera tips. I hope you get your camera fixed.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Kris, you better watch that Granny, she likes to mess with folks who have nice looking squash.

Kris said...

Ok, I will watch out for that. :)