August 27, 2012 - Harvest Monday

These were the last three ears of corn.  I picked a few more, but they were completely spoiled from insect and worm damage.  Next year I'll know to only plant an early variety, as the worms and insects weren't a problem until mid-August.



The carrots are certainly prettier than the earlier harvested ones were.



 I'm still getting really nice side shoots from the broccoli.  This one is almost as large as the main heads were on last year's plants!



 I had all of my son's goodies packed up for him, and forgot to take photos of the melons and peppers I had just picked.  We cut two of the melons and tasted them.  They were a bit over ripe, but really sweet.  He took home the two we cut, and I kept the other two.


The larger butternut squash weighed just under five pounds.  I think that will make a meal or two for me and Mr. Granny!



Harvest for the Week of  8/20-8/26


Beans, pole - 24.1 ounces (1.51 pounds)
Broccoli - 14.3 ounces 
Carrots - 52.9ounces  (3.31 pounds)
Corn - 12.4 ounces
Cucumbers - 29 ounces  (1.81 pounds)
Melons - 180.2 ounces  (11.26 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 56.9 ounces  (3.56 pounds)
Squash, summer - 52.4 ounces  (3.28 pounds)
Squash, winter - 197.2 ounces  (12.33 pounds)
Tomatoes - 371.5 ounces  (23.22 pounds)

Week's Total - 61.93 pounds
Year to Date - 612.21 pounds

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!

25 comments:

  1. Que buena cosecha!! Felicidades

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  2. Beautiful harvests again!
    I'm glad you mentioned that about the corn-I was sitting here wishing I had planted a later variety too, but if pests are a problem, I'd just as soon not waste my time..........

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    1. Sue, by the time I picked my last ear of the earlier corn, it was just beginning to get wormy. They were still tiny though, maybe ruining one or two kernels at the tip. The later ones were bad, big old worms and crawling with tiny weevils....I guess that's what they were.

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  3. Your peppers are turning! I whined about how my peppers never seem to ripen on my blog. I envy your carrots. Nice and straight and really good sized. Very nice harvests.

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    1. Rachel, my peppers are a big disappointment this year. They're half the size, not setting much fruit, and I'm losing a lot to sunburn. I've always planted them in a block before, and they don't seem to fare well with the single row planting.

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  4. A great hatvest again... I'm glad your melons turned out to be sweet. What are you doing with all those cherry tomatoes? Your broccoli looks soooo good!

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    1. Ed, almost all of the cherry tomatoes get tossed in a pot and made into sauce. I freeze it until I get at least 3-4 pints to can. The broccoli really has a strong flavor that I'm not real fond of, but my son loves it and takes it all home to eat raw with ranch dip. I'm hoping the flavor mellows once the weather turns a bit cooler, as it was sweet and delicious earlier in the year.

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  5. What a great harvest, so many different things! Those carrots look just perfect!

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    1. Erin, isn't it about time? I had such crappy spring carrots.

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  6. I'm jealous of your variety. I had some great harvests, but not a lot of variety this week. I'm going to have to rethink how I plant my beans so I can keep them going over the whole summer.

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    1. Daphne, my pole beans are snoozing, but I see baby beans on the bush variety now. We're almost at the point of being sick of eating fresh veggies, LOL! And please remind me to only plant maybe one or two cantaloupe plants next year :-O

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  7. Gorgeous harvest! Your melons look very nice; well everything does really! Your son't lucky to have all those good veggies from you! My son that lives nearby couldn't care less about eating a vegetable, and the other one, who loves healthy food and would appreciate them lives too far away to get more than an occasional bit. Just figures!

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    1. Nutmeg, I sent over 35 pounds of goodies home with my son last week. I didn't weigh them this week, but he took all of my peppers, carrots, broccoli and crookneck squash, one large butternut, 2 cantaloupe, and then he raided my sweet onion stash! Called last night and asked if I had more peppers, because they'd made fajitas and eaten all I sent. He had also asked for a jar of sauerkraut, but he can't have any more canned stuff until he returns the empty jars. I am out of pints!

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    2. Ha, I had to go retrieve jars from the son in NYC! Which is three hours away from us. He never thinks to bring them home and I needed them! I'll have to do what you do, refuse to send any more jelly or relish unless he comes home with some jars. Good that yours appreciates all that delicious produce!

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  8. Keep up the good work. To avoid spoiling of the corn I agree that you must plant an early variety so that worms and insects weren't a problem until mid-August.

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  9. Lots of good looking stuff! I know it, my corn is fine the first round, but the second round is always infested! I hate those borers! grrr!

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    1. Shawn Ann, I'll just plant twice as much next spring!

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  10. 600 pounds, holy cow your kicking my tail this year. You have a fantastic harvest and I love your blog!

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    1. Stoney, I'm kicking my own tail this year, compared to last year! I doubt I'll hit the 100+ pounds I got in 2009. That was the year of a lot of heavy pumpkins and squash.

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  11. Excellent variety of items coming from your garden this week. The broccoli side shoots are very impressive. My spring planted broccoli are long gone and the fall crop is still way too young yet for production.

    Appears your are painting a house too as well as bringing in all this lovely produce and processing it. I like the option of bagging it up and sending it home with the kids! Unfortunately my kid is in PA so that is not an option, but I sure wish it were. :D

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    1. Kitsap, I'm happy I can grow food for my kids. Unfortunately, two of them decided to grow their own gardens this year, so I can't talk them into taking the excess from mine!

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  12. Really great Harvests! 600 lbs is just astounding!

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    1. David, the garden has mostly exceeded expectations this year. But my freezers are already full :-(

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