June 20, 2011 - Harvest Monday



Construction of the bunny run and painting the patio railings and trim, along with a couple of days of rain and temperatures back down to 65F during the day, have kept me out of the garden most days this week. When I did get to the garden it was in a rush, so some things didn't get photographed. The harvest totals are less than last week, but at least it's not all lettuce!


6/13 - Broccoli 6 oz., green garlic 1 oz., onion 6 oz. (not shown).


The onion, broccoli, garlic and lettuce (from last week) were all part of dinner.


6/14 & 6/15 - One 6 oz. onion (not shown). Carrots 4 oz., lettuce 5 oz., snap peas 3 oz. (first picking).


6/16 - Swiss chard 19 oz. , lettuce 8 oz. (not shown).


6/18 - Broccoli 7 oz. side shoots, given to son John.


6/18 - Lettuce 10 oz., all for Cookie.


6/18 - The first big picking of Oregon Sugar Pod II peas, exactly one pound. These were also given to John, along with one of two onions weighing a total of 13 oz. I had John go pull a large one for himself, and it weighed 8 oz! Not all of them are quite that big.


6/19 - But the next two I pulled were also 8 ounces each! Another pound to the total.


And the best of all....


6/19 - Raspberries 3 oz. I shared with Mr. Granny.



Total harvest for the week: 7.7 pounds
Total harvest for the year to date: 58.25 pounds

Please join in the Monday Harvest at Daphne's Dandelions!



29 comments:

  1. Wonderful harvest Granny! So many yummy things coming from the garden!

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  2. Allison, would you believe I pulled two of the biggest ones to serve at the Father's Day barbecue, then forgot and left them in the refrigerator? Looks like we'll have to have some fried or grilled onions this week.

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    Thanks, Holly. I think the first tomato might be ready to pick today!

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  3. Wow! I'm waiting for my raspberries...they're getting there! Isn't life great when all you have to do is go a few feet from your door and pick a beautiful meal! I just love it. Your onions and lettuces: yummy! Your Havest Monday is just perfect!

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  4. I think you did pretty well for the weeks harvest :o) the land provided you with a couple of meals and some to spare. Guess what! I also got a handfull of lettuce leaves today ;o) so now yours are safe from me :o)

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  5. Your lettuce looks delicious, as does your broccoli. Those are some nice looking onions - but you're right the best are the raspberries! Yum!

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  6. Woohoo, Raspberries! And I love that all the lettuce that you picked went to Cookie.

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  7. You're about to have ripe tomatoes? Tell me this: are they slower to ripen if they're planted too close together? I have what looks like a tomato plant jungle, and there are some big green tomatoes, but not a hint of red yet. I am envious of the meals you prepare.

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  8. Yum! We'll have some peas this summer I think, but I would LOVE to have your raspberries!

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  9. Your harvest looks great! I would love to try broccoli for my fall garden.

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  10. Erin, I just picked another small bowl of them. Mr. G is taking a nap. Should I eat them all and say nothing? OK, I will!

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    Lynda, it's even better already this week. I'm not giving any of today's harvest away, LOL!

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    Ginny, great! Now you can have a fresh salad from your garden! Or at least enough to pile high on a sandwich.

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    HolleyGarden, I'm keeping my fingers crossed the lettuce doesn't get bitter. So far so good!

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    Barbie, that spoiled rabbit always gets fresh garden lettuce or store bought organic baby greens. Maybe that's why he's lived ten years with never an illness.

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    Dianefaith, I really don't think that has a lot to do with it. It just keeps them better protected from sun scald, although more susceptible to foliage diseases. It's more the variety planted, this one being an extra early variety. It was blossoming long before it got set out in the garden. I have many (most) plants with either no fruit set yet or with tiny green tomatoes. That one tomato is the only one that was close to ripe. Warm weather is in the forecast, so maybe I'll have more soon.

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    Zentmers, sometimes I'd like to tear out half my garden and just plant raspberries! I probably should have more than just one variety. This one is a summer bearing, so they're here and then gone too quickly. Oh well, we just appreciate them more for their scarcity.

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    Jeana, I'm still up in the air about planting it for fall. Too many times we leave for AZ before the fall crops are ready to harvest.

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  11. Your snow peas look good. Oh to have 65 degree for the high temperature in June. What a little piece of heaven you got up there.

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  12. Kris, it's not supposed to be 65, it's supposed to be 85! This has been a record breaking cold spring for us. I think (hope) it's over now, we're up to 84 today.

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  13. Nice onions! And raspberries too! I had my first 4 raspberries this week! Woo hoo!

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  14. I'm glad for you Granny - finally you've dug your way out of the lettuce pile! lol!

    Raspberries look so good! What variety is that? Ours doesn't mature until fall.

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  15. Shawn Ann, the raspberries can't come on fast enough for us! I shared today's 3 ounces with Mr. Granny, so we both at least got a taste.

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    Random, they are Canby, a summer bearing plant. It was the only variety they had when I bought them, I wanted Heritage.

    I'm not quite out of the lettuce patch. Just picked a pound today, and there's lots more out there. It was nice and sweet though, I think some of the varieties might be getting a bit of bitterness.

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  16. What an incredible harvest. It's so encouraging to see raspberries and broccoli being harvested in the same week. Whoever said fall and summer harvests couldn't ever come together as one?

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  17. Your vegetables always look so delicious. Yumm!!!!

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  18. You are officially the queen of onions for 2011. Those look gorgeous! The raspberries and peas look pretty tempting too. For a light harvest week you sure do pull in the produce!

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  19. Jody, I always plant broccoli to mature in late spring/early summer. When it's time to start the fall crops, I'm usually about gardened out!

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    Thanks, ZZ. They always taste better when they're first coming in. It's so nice to run out to the garden, instead of running out to the grocery store! I went shopping today, for ice cream and dish towels...I can't grow those in the garden, LOL!

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    Kitsap, I'll gladly be Queen of Onions! All the produce I brought in today will make a delicious stir fry for tomorrow's dinner. I so wanted that tonight, but I was stuck reheating leftovers for dinner. Of course, we had a huge garden salad with those leftovers. The lettuce is still sweet and crisp.

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  20. What a nice variety in your harvests this week Granny. You are one lucky gal to have some nice raspberries to eat!!! Mine haven't started to ripen yet :(

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  21. You beat me on first carrots. I was checking mine yesterday. They are still too small. When they start to size up though they get big fast. I'll just have to content myself with peas, peas and more peas. When I gave out my CSA share yesterday the comment was "thats a lot of peas". Then my townhouse mates said the same thing when I sent veggies their way. But I'd share my peas with you for those raspberries. I think I'll get few this year, but just a few from the newly planted vines.

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  22. That's what I have always wanted. To just be able to go back into my backyard and whatever I want to eat, I can go back and get it.

    But that only goes for a few things. I don't know if I want to go back to my backyard and be able to get a cheeseburger, (no cows), unless of course in the back of my house is a McDonalds.

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  23. That's a lovely harvest. Can I come over for dinner?

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  24. Robin, if the amount of raspberries were just double! By the time we share, it just makes us want more.

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    Daphne, I got the first tomato, too :-)

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    Eleanor, you'd better come tonight. I have broccoli, carrots, onions, snap peas and (from last year) bell peppers for a real big chicken stir-fry! And we'll be sharing the first tomato!

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  25. ZZ, you mean you're not growing Big Macs? What kind of a garden is it, anyway? ;-)

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  26. Your raspberries looks wonderful! One of my raspberry plants have fruit, I can't wait for them to get ripe!!

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