September 3, 2012 - Harvest Monday


 Before I begin the Harvest Monday post, I'd like to thank all of those who sent well wishes for our 50th. wedding anniversary.  Your kindness and your friendships are very, very special to me.

We had a nice, relaxing weekend.  We played, we ate too much and we slept for 10 hours straight last night in a gorgeous hotel room.

There were flowers (that survived the trip home in the trunk of the car)..............


From Mr. Granny


From daughter Amy, her husband Bryan, and the girls, Alicia and Alicyn.

Thank you.  I love you all.

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Now, on to Harvest Monday!











Harvest for the Week of  8/27-9/02

Beans, bush - 48.8 ounces  (3.05 pounds)
Beans, pole - 9.5 ounces
Beets - 42.3 ounces  (2.64 pounds)
Broccoli - 8.3 ounces
Cabbage - 23.6 ounces  (1.48 pounds)
Carrots - 35.3 ounces  (2.21 pounds)
Cucumbers - 26 ounces  (1.63)
Melons - 368.2 ounces  (23 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 20.2 ounces  (1.26 pounds)
Peppers, hot - 1.7 ounces
Squash, summer - 100.3 ounces  (6.27 pounds)
Squash, winter - 257.4 ounces  (16.09 pounds)
Tomatoes - 191.3 ounces  (11.96 pounds)

Week's total - 70.81 pounds
Year to date - 683 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!




41 comments:

  1. Wow what beautiful flowers! They held up well in the trunk. :)

    Look at all that gorgeous late summer produce coming from your oasis of a garden! I bet those melons are tasty - something I just don't even bother to try growing here on this side of the state but sure miss.

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    1. Kitsap, the melons have been delicious! I've had to compost two of them, as they got too ripe, but the ones we've eaten were wonderful. I cut up and chilled three more this morning, and they will be gone by tonight. I sent three home with my son a few minutes ago, and I think I have 3-4 left in the fridge. That will almost be the end, there are only 4 great big ones and three small ones left in the garden.

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  2. What beautiful flowers! And the harvest is pretty good too. Happy 50th! What an awesome milestone for you and your husband!

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  3. Oh, congrats. I'm sorry-I did not know. Where have I been?????????????
    Mr. Granny is a lucky man.
    Best to you both.
    Hugs and such


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    1. Oh, Sue...you don't read every word I write? I am crushed. Crushed, I tell ya! ;-)

      Thank you, sweet one....and go read my August 31 post, Granny's Day(s) Off

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  4. Wow! That's a lot of beets! What do you do with them? Do you just roast them? I'm growing them for the first time this year, and I'd like to do something a little fancier with them. So glad to hear you had a good time, and got lots of sleep!

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    1. Alison, I put the beets in the refrigerator and forget about them until it dawns on me they haven't been cooked! I do have quite a lot, both in the fridge and in the garden, so I'll probably have a canner or two full of pickled beets soon.

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  5. Lovely flowers for a lovely Granny! I'm glad you two had a good time and got to sleep in!!

    I think I want to steal your carrots :)

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    1. Robin, thank you. I could have slept through the entire trip! I didn't realize just how tired all that painting made me, and now I have to start it all again.

      You'll have to fight Sue for the carrots ;-)

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    2. No way...I'm your bestest cyber buddy!

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    3. OK, OK you can have the carrots.

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  6. Great harvest Granny! You have a great family. They take good care of you. I can tell.

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    1. Jody, your boys will take good care of you, too. It's all in the way they are raised, and I can tell you're doing a great job of that!

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  7. Hey Granny!

    Congratulations on you and Mr. Grannies anniversary. 50 years is commendable. I don't know anybody who's been together that long (excpet you, of course). By the way, I'm deleting my blog.

    So I want to let you know so you aren't stuck as a follower on my blog even after I've deleted it.

    Have a great rest of the day!

    :D

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    1. ZZ, thank you! You have my email address, so please drop me a note once in a while and let me know how you are, OK?

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    2. Oh Granny, don't worry. I have another blog ("Z" is the name that I go by on that blog) that I will come by here every now and then and say "hi".

      I couldn't possibly leave my dear Granny. You're too sweet.

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    3. Thank you, Zareena. Don't forget!

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  8. gosh what a load of produce, loook at those melons! terrific!

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    1. Mary, so far we haven't tired of eating melon! At first I was worried we wouldn't be able to use them all. Now I suppose they will be gone all to soon.

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  9. Fantastic harvest! I have harvest envy :) welcome back and Congrats on 50!

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  10. Happy anniversary! Great harvest again this week. That is a load of melons. I love this meloney time of year!!

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    1. Thank you, Mr. Stoney! Yes, I am really enjoying the melons. Next year I must stagger the planting a bit!

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  11. Congratulations on your wedding Anniversary - 50 years? Wow, that is so great! Very surprised to see Mr. Granny giving you flowers... That is so nice. He is a romantic after all :) I believe you have sons, hope they did something special for both of you as well! Your harvests as usual are fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Random. Mr. Granny isn't half as bad as I let on. He's really a very good guy, I just have to rag on him to keep him in line, LOL! Blogging wouldn't be half as fun if I had to just talk sweet about him. He'd be buying me jewelry and flowers more often if I wasn't such a "practical" person....I'm like "buy me a new washer instead of a diamond"! You should have guessed that he's not so bad, since I've kept him around for fifty years :-)

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  12. Welcome back! I'm glad you enjoyed -- harvest looks terrific.

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  13. Congratulations!! And what a lovely harvest! May I ask which kind of carrots you have in the 6th picture? The ones that have fat tops - they look terrific! All those melons and beets... I am drooling. So much to learn!

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    1. Thanks, TS. I think those must be Burpee A#1 Hybrid. I planted those and Imperator this year, but didn't pay any attention to which was planted where. The Burpee variety was a winner in last year's garden so it got planted again this year.

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  14. That's what I get for catching up on posts backwards. I haven't gotten to the anniversary post yet. Happy Anniversary!

    You have now officially gotten so far past me on harvests that I'll never catch up. I won't even harvest that much by the end of the year. It sure was nice being ahead of you for a couple of months this spring. And I so wish I was getting your variety. My beans do have little beans on them again. Whoohoo! I'll eventually eat beans again. At least my zuke has decided it is still alive and can produce things.

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    1. Daphne, my zuke is getting to that ugly, mildewy stage. I've cut a lot of it off, but I'm glad it's hidden behind the shed! It's still giving me a couple a week, which is just plenty. I'm getting rather tired of summer squash. I wish I could get out to the garden more right now, I need to get some spinach planted, but finishing the house painting before the window installers come is a priority.

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  15. So glad you had a great anniversary! Your harvest looks amazing again. I think you need to write a gardening book to share your expertise!

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    1. Thank you, Nutmeg. My gardening expertise can be given in a very few words. Plant the seeds, water, feed once in a while if you remember to do it, and keep the weeds hoed. That's it.

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  16. Congratulations! We're about to celebrate our 25th anniversary, and are looking forward to the next 25 years...

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  17. Wow, that's fantastic - a belated Happy Anniversary to you both!

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    1. Thank you, Erin. Some day, you too will get to spend 24 hours of every.single.day with your husband :-O

      LOL!!!

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