August 20, 2012 - Harvest Monday













Harvest for the Week of  8/13-8/19


Beans, pole - 57.81 ounces (3.61 pounds)
Broccoli -  16.8 ounces (1.05) pounds
Carrots - 36.4 ounces (2.28 pounds)
Corn - 49.2 ounces (3.08 pounds)
Cucumbers - 38.1 ounces (2.38 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 95.7 ounces (5.98 pounds)
Peppers, hot - 4 ounces
Squash, summer - 177.8 ounces (11.11 pounds)
Squash, winter - 565.8 ounces (35.36 pounds)
Tomatoes - 359.6 ounces (22.48 pounds)


Week's Total - 87.58 pounds
Year to Date - 550.28 pounds

Last year's total, for the entire gardening season, was 543.31 pounds.  I have already exceeded that total, with about two months left in the 2012 growing season.

Daphne's Dandelions is the host for Harvest Monday, where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. Please visit her blog and leave a link, so we can enjoy your harvest photos!



34 comments:

  1. Oh, taunt me with those carrots-will ya! LOL!
    Really impressive. Congrats on STOMPING on last years totals..
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    1. Thanks, Sue. Hey, if it makes you feel any better, as good as those carrots looked they weren't nice and sweet like fresh garden carrots should be. I was rather disappointed in the flavor of them cooked, I'll have to try them raw.

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  2. Great haevest as usual. Yhe peppers look great. Mine are turning, but the heat dropped the rest of the blooms so I'm just now getting a few new baby peppers.

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    1. Ed, many of my pepper plants are just now blossoming again, with few or no peppers. I've got a total of 3 or 4 jalapenos from one plant and not a single pepper from the other plant which is tall, healthy and covered with blossoms....no fruit.

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  3. Holy cow! It just keeps coming! The butternuts are spectacular!

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    1. David, the kids and the neighbor have already discovered my butternut stash. Three of them are gone already!

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  4. What a gorgeous and varied harvest you have. My broccoli is starting to look very sad. Yours looks fabulous still.

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    1. Daphne, broccoli is almost as "bad" as crookneck squash this year! It needed to be cut yesterday, and I just walked right by it. At least it's as good frozen as fresh, unlike the summer squash. And the plants are HUGE and healthy! I need to make sure to keep it harvested, it may well keep sprouting side shoots clear into winter!

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  5. Hooray for exceeding last year's total! Your pictures look just beautiful! There's lots of good eating there!

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    1. Nutmeg, in the past week I've given our youngest son over 35 pounds of fresh produce, and our neighbor two of the larger butternuts. That tells me we're getting veggied out ;-)

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  6. Great looking harvest. This year has been good to you. Maybe the mild winter gave your crops an earlier start? With two months left, you'll crush last year's total.

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    1. Sustainably, we actually had a hard winter here, colder and snowier than usual. Last year I didn't grow potatoes or the vining type butternuts, so that put my yearly total behind.

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  7. Amazing harvests like always Granny! What I wouldn't do for harvests like these. *sigh*

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    1. Barbie, you can always move to Eastern WA!

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  8. You finally harvested your butternuts! Oh, they're so cute! Love your yellow peppers!

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    1. Random, there are a lot more butternuts out there. I've been chopping off the vines so no more will form. I doubt the babies would have time to ripen, and the ones that are left should get a bit larger than these early ones. The long yellow peppers were supposed to be red! I ended up with an abundance of unexpected yellow this year, in peppers and tomatoes.

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  9. I love the reflection of your veggies in the toaster in photo 3!

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    1. Langela, I have a few pictures like that. I like them, 'cause it looks like my harvest is twice as large!

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  10. Granny, Everything looks picture perfect.....and you have a clean kitchen!!!

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    1. LOL, Robin, even with crockpots all over the counter?

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    2. Ha!! You should see my kitchen right now! It's both messy and dirty!!

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  11. Congratulations on exceeding your harvest pound goal! Your harvest pictures look so yummy and pretty! Could be on the cover of a magazine! Nancy

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  12. Ok-That cinches it. How much for that magic dust?
    Amazing. Miraculous.
    I am SO wanting to know the secret to your magic.

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    1. Barbee, sandy soil, cow poo from the nursery, warm weather and lots of water. That's all the magic dust I have! Honest!

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  13. P.S. I just installed that same countertop as you. Only mine is formica, not granite. OOOH! Pretty. Hides that dirt REAL good. OOOPs.

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    1. Barbee, mine is Formica, too. I love the color and pattern, but sometimes I bring veggies in and don't realize the counter is covered in dirt! I'll set something down and feel the grit. Sometimes I'll set a sandwich down and eat some grit! But hey, I make sure it's nice and clean before I go to bed at night, so at least I have my coffee on a non-gritty counter ;-)

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  14. There is so much in your harvest pics to comment on... where to start?! "Wow!" - pretty much sums it up I guess. :D

    Those butternuts are beautiful. I have two plants of it growing but the Red Kuri winter squash is a take over king and has rapidly overlaid just about everything in the squash patch and everything nearby too and I am afraid that the butternuts actually got overrun. I cannot see any fruit on it but then again, I may be surprised once the folage starts dieing back to discover there may be more under there than I realize. Right now I can hardly see more than a few feet into the patch from any edge.

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    1. Kitsap, I've been cutting off my corn stalks so I can possibly reroute some of the butternut vines. I've had to cut off so many that were headed into the lawn and over the other veggie beds, but if I can train them the other direction I can put away the shears. Once I get the corn cleared out, I can get a count on the remaining squash.....except now the yellow crookneck on that side of the garden has renewed vigor and is threatening to take over the butternut!

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  15. it all looks so impressive! Wowie.

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  16. unbelievable, you had good harvest. keep it up.

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