July 31, 2009: July Harvest Totals

7/1 4 oz. peas, 5 oz. berries (mostly strawberries)

7/2 10 oz. (trimmed) carrots, 12 oz. green beans, 55 oz. potatoes (red and yellow), 3 oz. shallots, 12 oz. (trimmed) cauliflower, 6 oz. onions

7/3 5 oz. strawberries, 7 oz. zucchini

7/4 6 oz. strawberries

7/5 19 oz. Royal Burgundy beans, 11 oz. Contender beans, 39 oz. potatoes, 28 oz. carrots (trimmed weight), lg. bunch basil (did not weigh), 8 oz. berries (mostly strawberries)

7/6 12 oz. zucchini, 10 oz. yellow crookneck squash, 16 oz. onions

7/7 First picking of 16 oz. pole beans, 6 oz. royal Burgundy beans, 7 oz. berries, 6 oz. cucumber

7/8 7 oz. Contender beans (pulled plants)

7/9 14 oz. yellow crookneck, 3 oz. berries, 7 oz, Royal Burgundy beans

7/10 FIRST TOMATOES! 4 cherry tomatoes, ate and did not weigh

7/11 2 oz. cherry tomatoes, 8 oz. cucumber, 18 oz. pole beans, 9 oz. strawberries (inc. 6 raspberries), 19 oz. carrots (trimmed weight; last of the spring carrots), 8 oz. green peppers, 4 lb. potatoes

7/12 14 oz. yellow crookneck

7/13 9 oz. strawberries, 11 oz. cabbage, 18 oz. onions, 10 oz. Royal Burgundy beans, 23 oz. pole beans, 2 oz. cherry tomatoes, 8 oz. dill & basil

7/14 5 oz. green bell pepper, 6 oz. cucumber

7/15 6 pounds 12 ounces crookneck squash, 7 oz. strawberries, 16 oz. lemon cucumbers, 13 oz. cucumbers, 11 oz. pole beans, 3 oz. cherry tomatoes, 11 oz. parsnips, 10 oz. onions

7/16 15 oz. crookneck squash, 8 oz. cucumber, 38 oz. burgundy beans, 6 oz. lemon cucumber, 2 oz. Rutgers tomato

7/17 32 oz. potatoes, 20 oz. crookneck squash, 3 oz. lemon cucumbers, 7 oz. cucumber, 3 oz. cherry tomatoes, 8 oz. pole beans, 5 oz. Russian Persimmon tomato, 9 oz. strawberries, 1 oz. jalapenos

7/18 12 oz. Russian Persimmon tomatoes, 26 oz. Volvograd tomatoes, 6 oz. cucumber

7/19 24 oz. cucumbers, (also picked 3 large cucumbers and a bunch of burgundy beans for Pat, did not weigh), 3 oz. cherry tomatoes, 5 oz. green pepper, 10 oz. strawberries

7/20 30 oz. crookneck squash plus 42 oz. (2) that were overgrown and will go to compost. I will not add the 42 oz. to my total harvest. 4 oz. Rutgers tomato, 10 oz. pole beans, 8 oz. cucumbers, 3 lb. 3 oz. potatoes. Picked a 10 oz. vine ripe heirloom tomato(Cherokee Purple?)

7/21 2 lb. 6 oz. Volvograd tomatoes, 6 oz. Celebrity tom, 12 oz. Rutgers tom, 8 oz. Russian Persimmon tom, 3 oz. Red Rock tom, 18 oz. green peppers, 16 oz. cucumber

7/22 9 oz. Celebrity tom, 6 oz. cucumber, 8 oz. crookneck, 7 oz. pole beans, 2 oz. cherry tom

7/23 12 oz. lemon cukes, 18 oz. cukes

7/24 9 oz. Celebrity tom, 2 oz. Chico III tom, 9 lb. 13 oz. potatoes, 22 oz. lemon cukes, 13 oz. cuke, 8 oz. Cherokee Purple (?) tom., 8 oz. pole beans, 1 lb 12 oz. crookneck squash, 11 oz. Rutgers tom, 3 lb. 6 oz. Volvograd tom, 13 oz. strawberries, 14 lb. 8 oz. pumpkin

7/25 20 oz. ?Cherokee Purple tom ?, 10 oz. Kellogg's Breakfast tom, 14 oz. Early Girl tom, 6 oz. Celebrity tom, 13 oz. lemon cukes, 3 ounces jalapeno peppers

7/26 3 pounds Volvograd tom, 5 oz. Chico III tom, 11 oz. Tumbling Tom/cherry, 25 oz. Rutgers tom, 8 oz. Celebrity tom, 21 oz. Russian Persimmon tom, 4 oz. ?Cherokee Purple? tom, 5 oz. Early Girl tom, 3 oz. Red Rock tom, 3 oz. green pepper, 12 oz. cucumbers, 1 pound strawberries

7/27 27 oz. Kellogg's Breakfast tom, 17 oz. Early Girl tom, 14 oz. Chico III tom, 20 oz. Russian Persimmon tom, 4 oz. Red Rock tom, 11 oz. Rutgers tom, 9 oz. cucumbers, 7 oz. lemon cucumber, 21 oz. green peppers, 7 oz. pole beans, 9 oz. crookneck squash

7/28 1 lb. 9 oz. shallots (cleaned weight), 7 lb., 4 oz. tomatoes, 6 oz. onions, 4 oz. carrots, 1 lb. 14 oz. cucumbers, 11 oz. crookneck, 14 oz. green peppers, 5 oz. jalapenos, 9 oz. strawberries

7/29 7 lb. 8 oz. potatoes (final dig), 2 lb. 1 oz. crookneck, 5 lb. 6 oz. cucumbers, 2 lb. 13 oz. tomatoes, 8 oz. basil.

7/30 6 oz. mesclun, 9 lb. 15 oz. tomatoes, 2 lb. 4 oz. cucumbers, 1 lb. 8 oz. green peppers

7/31 1 lb. 2 oz. cucumbers, 4 lb. 10 oz. tomatoes, 1 lb. 2 oz. strawberries

Total for July: 190 pounds, 3 ounces
Total for 2009: 263 pounds 10 ounces


  1. Go Granny, go Granny, go Granny GROW!

  2. That's an obscene amount of food. Eg's shaking in his boots.

  3. Now THAT's impressive!!! You should be eligible for FARM status with those totals. LOL. Well done Granny. I want to be you when I grow up. Thanks for the Awesome blog. You rock.

  4. You know, if you ever needed a few extra bucks, you could put start your own little farmer's market right in your own back yard. Wow. Totally impressive.

  5. Amy, LOL!


    Ribbit, I like scarin' old EG. No, I LOVE scarin' him!


    Fanfortony, thank YOU!


    Cheryl, not to worry. My kids take all the extras. Those boys have some big appetites.

  6. Wow! Hmm I guess that says it all. No need to elaborate.

    I could complain a bit though. So I think I will. You stole all our sunshine and heat in June so your garden grew too much and mine too little. :> There now I feel better. But all kidding aside, good job!

  7. Daphne, I'd have been glad to send you some sun and heat and dry weather. In July, we had 10 days where the temp went over 100F, 13 days when it was over 90F, and only .08 inch of rain.

  8. Totally awesome Granny! My goodness I am so envious. I wish I harvested half the green beans you did!

  9. Scared? No way. Impressed? Oh yes...There's still lots of time to go yet. One thing's for sure, I sure have learned alot this year, and will have a better garden because of it.

  10. My favorite entry: "ate and did not way". 8)

    You go with your bad self Granny!

  11. Congratulations on your bountiful harvest!! That is a lot of food.
    I bought a butternut squash today, I am going to try your recipe with the butter and brown sugar. Also saving the seeds.

  12. Your gardens look so stunning and orderly considering the time of year! That is strange about your jalapenos, maybe let them go to red and try again? The ones I let go to red are so hot even my husband tears up (he usually loves the pepper heat!). Yesterday I finally had to battle my squash bed to find my cucumbers, ugh! I think next time I may need to suit up...fighting through bees and itchy leaves...I need to trim those!

  13. Erin, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they get hotter with age. I need them for my hot pepper jelly! Of course, they are only 59-cents a pound at the store, so if push comes to shove.... ;-)

    I have to tackle some big pumpkin leaves, they are so ugly with mildew. I'm waiting for our cold spell though, it's supposed to be back in the 90s later this week.

  14. WOW! Truly impressive numbers! And I truly wish our temps would go down. Not holding my breath, though...

  15. Wow... that's A LOT OF PRODUCE! You definitely have a green thumb!

    Will your total reach 400 pounds? Grow pumpkins... grow!

    I found melon babies today!!! Yeah!!!

  16. SB, today was supposed to be our last 100 degree day of the year. I sure hope so. We're supposed to have a couple of days in the high 90s, then drop down into the 80s. Yay...I'll actually be able to get out and enjoy gardening again!


    Toni, I think I might. I'm getting 10-15 pounds of tomatoes most days, and the pumpkins and butternut squash should add a lot of weight. And my new zucchini plant is loaded!