Now there's streamlining your post! A picture is worth a thousand words, and yours are beautiful! Congratulations on passing 500 pounds!
Thanks, Nutmeg. I don't know if I'll surpass that 1000 pound mark again, but it should be pretty close.
Holy cow! 500 lbs! How many sq ft of garden space do you have? I don't weigh mine, it just got to be too much to do! But I still don't even come close to that I am sure.
Gosh, Shawn Ann, it's hard to tell because I don't garden in straight lines, and some of the garden is in flowers. The entire garden, as close as I can figure, is around 1600 square feet, including paths and flowers and compost area.
Granny, is your freezer bulging yet? What do you do with all that amazing produce? That is so much work!
Michelle, both of the freezers, as well as the one in the fridge, are bulging! I take a lot of it over to my youngest son (the other son has a garden), but he told me today he's vegged out. Oh, dear, I'll have to find more room in those freezers some way! I might have to start buying a 3 day supply of meat at a time to make room in the freezers for all the peppers, squash and beans! Oh, I managed to eat three cantaloupes almost single handedly this last week! At least they aren't fattening, LOL!
You have such colorful harvests. And huge too. I think I ate three melons last week too. Including that huge 6 pound one. Oh so good. I had to pick another today. Now I've got two in the fridge again. Well tomorrow morning I'll start on another. I love my melons, but after this is over I might be happy not to have any for another year.
Daphne, I chunk my melons and keep them in the fridge, then snack on them all day long! I just ate the last one today, but one more was ripe, so it will be ready for me to pig out on by tomorrow. I need to buy myself a watermelon as a change of pace!
Oh my goodness! 68 pounds is quite a harvest. I love the harvest photo collage.
Rachel, the garden is certainly in full production right now! I hope I can keep up with it all.
Congrats on passing 500lbs! How many square feet do you have again?
Pretty close to 1600 square feet, Dan. Not all of that is in veggie production though.
Holy Cow! That is so awesome! I really gotta work on figuring out how to fit more into my small space... I'm thinking about investing in those half whiskey barrel looking things to plant in... I'm thinking cucumbers and butternut squash...
Tiny, I have good luck with cucumbers (this year) and butternuts (last year) in the half barrels. I've also done cantaloupe with success. And cut and come again lettuce. And pole beans!
500 pounds!! You are awesome! You could set up a veggie stand in front of your house! Nancy
LOL, Nancy! If I wanted a business instead of a hobby, I could do just that! I have often thought of putting some veggies out there with a "donation" box, which might cover the costs of my seeds. On the other hand, someone would probably take the veggies and steal the donation box!
Holy cow, what amazing milestone...and will still so much left to harvest in all your space. Inspirational indeed!BTW-Love your collage of harvest photos!
Thank you, Bee Girl!
Now, harvests like those showing are the reason I nominated you for yet another Versatile Blogger Award! This one comes with a pretty icon. Check it out here, http://thenovicegardener.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/spreading-the-love-around/
Awww, Mrs. R., thank you.
Brilliant photo-collage! A great way to show off the magnitude of your lovely harvests.
Thank you, Mark.
Wahoo!!!! You GROW Granny! Great harvests.
Thanks Barbie, the produce is rolling in pretty fast right now!
Yay for a quarter of a ton! That's something to be quite proud of. And your summary image is priceless and efficient!
Thanks, Ben. I didn't think this would be a very good gardening year, but it has finally kicked into high gear!
I love looking at your posts, the pictures are beautiful! What type of pepper is the long bullhorn type pepper?
4theluvof, that's a Red Marconi. It's one of my favorites, and is usually much redder than those I've picked. I took these a bit early because they were either right on the soil and in danger of rotting, or the plant was so heavy it was falling over, or they were getting sun scald.