Monday, June 27, 2011

Harvest Monday: June 27, 2011

Each Monday, Daphne’s Dandelions hosts “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. It’s fun to see what everyone is harvesting from his or her gardens in different areas.

I’ve been looking forward to Garlic Scapes this year with much anticipation. Many fellow bloggers have already harvested theirs and have posted some wonderful recipes. Finally mine were ready for harvesting this week:

Garlic Scapes

Other harvests are still mostly lettuce and other salad clippings. I make a large salad several times a week so that is it ready for lunches and dinners:

Ruby Red Swiss Chard and Celery

Mixed Lettuce

Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.

21 comments:

  1. Yummmmm - garlic scapes. One of my favorite things to harvest...besides the garlic itself!

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  2. Nice basket of lettuces. The Northern Hemisphere gardeners might be getting bored with lettuce but we have not had any lettuce this year at all. Lovely garlic scapes!

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  3. Love the scapes! Wish I had that many!

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  4. Your basket looks beautiful. Enjoy those garlic scapes!

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  5. Very nice! Your scapes look great! Mine went a little past it's harvest time cause I didn't know what they were! After I saw everyone's posts about them I picked them! They were yummy. That is what is so great about being part of a garden blogger community! You learn and try new things!

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  6. My garlic scapes are just a memory now. My harvests seem to be a bunch of treats that don't last long. Then I'm on to the next one.

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  7. I was looking forward to garlic scapes too. Now that I've made dressing and pesto I'm beginning to wonder what to do with them. I'm thinking I'll freeze some to add to stir-fry later.

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  8. Oh do tell what you are planning to make with those scapes. I have to say that the scape jelly that I made is great!

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  9. Your scapes are beautiful. We're planting garlic next year for sure!

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  10. Allison at Novice Life: I absolutely love garlic scapes and really look forward to them each year. At least a few of these will be grilled and used a pizza topping.

    Malay-Kadazan girl: We are not bored with lettuce here yet, but I am glad to be adding some other things to the Harvest Monday posts.

    Deb Fitz: Thanks! Most of the scapes will be made into pesto.

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  11. My scapes aren't quite ready. A few have made the turn but not all. Can't wait for the pesto they will make.

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  12. Your harvest goodies look delicious. I'm hoping for garlic scapes in my CSA share tomorrow. -Jean

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  13. Great picture of the mixed lettuce basket. I like the quote at the top of your blog too, is that new? I never noticed it before. You always have the best pictures of anyone.

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  14. Barbie: Thanks! We will enjoy them.

    Shawn Ann: Oh, I am so glad you were able to enjoy garlic scapes. I am learning every day from my fellow garden bloggers.

    Daphne: I love that about fresh garden harvests. We enjoy them at their peak and when they taste their best.

    Emily: Most of the garlic scapes will be made into pesto and frozen. I do want to try making dressing, using them in stir fry, and grilled and used as a pizza topping.

    Robin: Oh dear! I forgot about you yummy sounding garlic scape jelly that you made. Now I am wishing I had more scapes :)

    Jody: Oh you definitely should plant garlic.

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  15. Doglady: It won’t be long now and your scapes will be ready

    Jeansgarden: Oh I hope you do have garlic scapes in your CSA. They are so good.

    Kris: The quote at the top is new. I have used it before in a post, but I always smile when I think of how fitting it is. Thanks for the compliment on the photos. I am trying to improve my photography skills.

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  16. Those scapes are picture perfect. I have pretty well exhausted my scape supply for the year but now the garlic is starting to dry down on the exterior - so it will not be too much longer before it will be time to pull and cure them too. I like your harvest basket by the way - it is really charming!

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  17. Laura: I noticed some of the outer leaves of the garlic are beginning to look a bit ragged. I checked back to last year and discovered that I harvested my garlic mid-July. So it will be time soon for me as well.

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  18. I covet your lettuce. We had a really hot April and early May, followed by a cold and wet late May and June. As a result my lettuce has decided, whilst still at micro-leave size, to die for winter. I'm trying to persuade them not too, but I fear I might have to rip them out and start again!

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  19. That lettuce is just beautiful. Makes me want a nice cold, crisp salad for breakfast. :)

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  20. Beautiful garlic scapes. I think scapes encourage gardeners to plant garlic (hardneck) more than garlic itself.

    Everytime I see pictures of homegrown celery, they remind me of large flatleaf parsley.

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  21. What did you make with your garlic scapes?

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