June 6, 2011 - Harvest Monday



5/30 - 51 ounces lettuce.


6/1 - 7 ounces spinach.


6/2 - 7 ounces broccoli.


6/2 - 15 ounces lettuce.


6/3 - 10 ounces lettuce.


6/3- 17 ounces lettuce.


6/4 - 28 ounces lettuce. Yes, my refrigerator is full of lettuce. Why do you ask? ;-)


6/4 - 14 ounces spinach. This was the last of the spring spinach.


6/5 - 6 ounce Walla Walla sweet onion.


The onions are sizing up nicely, doubled in size from last week's 3 ounce onions.


The white part of the onion was combined with sliced potatoes, salt, pepper and butter.


Wrapped in foil, it was placed on the top shelf of the grill and cooked at 350F with the grill lid closed....20 minutes, then turned and cooked another 20 minutes.


Sausages were browned on the lower part of the grill.


The green onion top was sliced into crisp Red Sails lettuce. It was dressed with a hot oil & chive blossom vinegar & sugar dressing, then topped with crumbled bacon.


Dinner was served.

Total harvest for the week: 9 pounds 14 ounces
Total harvest for the year to date: 34 pounds 12 ounces

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

30 comments:

  1. That's a lot of green stuff! What a beautiful harvest ! I am growing onions for the first time this year, so it is good to see that ours look alike! I wasn't sure what growth rate to expect. yours are TONS faster!!!!

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  2. Granny great harvest for the week and your dinner sure looks good. With all those greens to eat you should be one healthy lady.

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  3. Time to get 80 new rabbits!

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  4. What a lovely meal of home-grown produce. So many healthy greens.

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  5. Now look who's jealous of all that salad! Mine are gone. I LOVE grilled onions, yum!

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  6. That onion is beautiful. Are walla walla onions a sweet variety like vidalia?

    Who eats all the lettuce? You must be constantly giving it away.

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  7. I've done potatoes like that over a fire. They come out soooo good. I can't wait until my onions are that big. Is there a lettuce or spinach that are more heat tolerant? I'm thinking about planting some more. We eat it faster than I am growing it. Yours looks so good.

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  8. Beautiful lettuce and spinach! Onions looks so big already! Are they closer to being harvested?

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  9. That meal looked delicious and your onion made me extremly jealous :o( . Looks like my garden should belong to those little men that live in the roots of trees (Gomes) .I'm very disappointed in my Garlic :o(

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  10. Kris, the sweet onions, from seedlings, are growing much faster and larger than my yellow onions that were started from sets. They taste better, too.

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    It was pretty good, Happyskunk. I'm not a fan of grilled sausages, but my husband loves them. I pig out on the veggies.

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    Wilderness, especially with all that bacon grease and butter, huh? LOL!

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    Ribbit, you got that right, girl. Cookie is 10 years old, he was supposed to die about 3 years ago! I keep him alive by overfeeding him all these organic veggies.

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    Malay-Kadazan Girl, thank you.

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    Erin, I wish I could share. I think some of this last picking might end up in the compost.

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    Marcia, yes the Walla Wallas are sweet. They don't store well, so I don't worry about eating as many as we want before they mature.

    I've only given away two bags of lettuce so far, but it's getting ahead of me again....I'm going to have to make my son take some today. We eat a big salad every evening. That salad bowl is much larger than it looks in the photo. The pet rabbit eats a lot, too.

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    Langela, I've never had luck growing spinach through the summer, I doubt it can be done. Lettuce, however, can be grown with a bit of shade to protect it, and there are many varieties that are described as slow to bolt. I like Summercrisp, Red Sails and just about any variety of romaine. Anuenue is another favorite, but I didn't get seeds for that this year.

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    Random, it will be quite a while before those onions are mature, but I'll probably manage to use a lot of them before then. I always do! I have regular green onions i the garden too, and haven't used any of them. I don't know why I don't just plant all sweet onions, and forget about the others.

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    Ginny, give the garlic some time! Mine still looks like green onions, too. The bulbs will form and swell soon, just be patient.

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  11. I've really gotta stop reading these around lunch time! Everything looks great!!!

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  12. Granny, the onion looks wonderful. How big do you think they will be when they mature?

    Your supper looks great. Makes me hungry!!

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  13. Thanks, Allison & Vanessa.

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    Debbie, you can see the final size in last year's post at

    http://tinyurl.com/3vvnwou

    They get quite large.

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  14. What a good harvest and the potatoes and onion on the grill looks so good.

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  15. That sure is a lot of lettuce! When Peter Rabbit ate all that much lettuce he fell asleep in Mr McGregors garden!

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  16. Jeana, Mr. Granny loves potatoes cooked that way. I'm not used to this new barbecue grill yet, I would have liked the potatoes to brown. Next time they'll go on the lower grill.

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    Matron, my Cookie rabbit isn't allowed in the garden. As tiny as he is, he would manage to eat it all in an evening....without falling asleep!

    My son was just here, and I forgot to send lettuce home with him!

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  17. Granny! Granny, is that yoU!? I can't see you for all the lettuc 'round here! Good problem to have I think. :-D
    Besides it will be many moons before I see any from my garden again. *pout*

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  18. Yum, it all looks great and so simple.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  19. Barbie! Barbie! I'm over here!

    I actually just went out and picked two more heads, but they were so full of slug damage I only kept 6 ounces out of the centers, and tossed 15 ounces into the compost. Didn't even cry over it. The only thing that makes me sad is that was almost a pound I can't add to the harvest total!

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  20. Sharon Lovejoy, thank you. I'm at an age where I enjoy keeping it simple! I don't put nearly as much effort into cooking or gardening that I did when I was younger.

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  21. I can't believe how big your onions are already! I am hoping for some good sized ones this year.

    Boy, why didn't you invite us over for that wonderful dinner?? I know what I'm going to make as soon as there are some potatoes ready in the garden!

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  22. Robin, I have leftovers! C'mon over ;-)

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  23. Yum. I do potatoes sort of like that too. I like to add Parmesan cheese to it though.

    And you put more effort into gardening when you were younger? What? Did you own a farm when you were younger?

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  24. Daphne, Mr. G. also likes them with a pkt. of onion soup mix and butter. I haven't tried them with cheese, I'm sure he'd like that, too. Not Parmesan though....I won't tell you what that smells like to me. Oh, OK, it smells like barf. I can't even stand to walk into an Olive Garden!

    I always had really big gardens, even when I was quite young. At my previous house, I'd guess my garden was right at 1/2 acre, and intensively planted in wide rows.

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  25. Ha ha! That looks like my pile of lettuce! I thought I was going to go easy on it this year, and I think I am going to end up with even more this year than last year! Silly!

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  26. Shawn Ann, *sigh*, I have a ton of it that must be picked today. I'm afraid some of it will be headed for the compost bin. And I'm going to plant more! I need some small starts to put in where I pull the older stuff out.

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  27. Wow a half an acre garden? That is a small farm if it is intensively planted. Did you have your own farmstand?

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  28. Daphne, no farm stand, just four kids and a husband at home to feed. I had two large freezers, and a big basement with tons of shelf space, so I canned and froze a lot. I always cooked everything from scratch, too. And I made sure we sat down as a family at breakfast and dinnertime, none of this eating in front of the TV or computer stuff! Now I balance my dinner dish or coffee cup on the computer desk, while Mr. G sets up a tray in front of his TV.

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