Monday, July 25, 2011

Harvest Monday: July 25, 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.

This past week seemed to zoom by. Not much gardening was accomplished except for daily deep waterings. Like most of the country, we exceeded heat records towards the end of the week through the weekend.  There were some new items harvested for the first time this week:

The first Kennebec Potatoes! These weighed 14 oz.
Summer Squash, Zucchini, and the first Cucumbers
More Zucchini, Summer Squash, and the first Japanese Eggplant.
Red Barron Onions

Sunday the heat officially “broke” but it was still a very warm day.  I ventured out to get some much needed weeding accomplished.  There is still so much more weeding to be accomplished.

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

15 comments:

  1. Aren't those onions beautiful! Are they sweet?

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  2. Love the onions! Would you share where you got the seed?

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  3. It looks like you are starting to get a real nice variety in your harvests! I grew some Red Baron onions this year. They are so pretty!

    Hopefully you will be getting the rain we are having here now. It's been raining for hours and hours and the temp went down into the 70's!!

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  4. Wow those are some good sized red onions! I grew Cabernet and they are not that big! I am growing Kennebec potatoes too. I have only picked 2 small ones, but the plants look terrible so I am about to dump the tubs and see if there is anything in there! Hope something! Your harvest looks good. It is too hot to garden much!

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  5. Sue: The Red Baron Onions have a mild onion flavor, but not sweet.

    Deb Fitz: The Red Baron Onions were grown from sets planted in spring.

    Robin: I am glad you are getting some much needed rain. Unfortunately, it won't reach us, but the temperatures did go down to 70s.

    Shawn Ann: The onions harvested had stopped growing and the tops had fallen over. Some were 3-inches across, but the rest were pretty small. Hopefully the rest in the garden will fatten up.

    I hope you have some good sized Kennebec potatoes hiding in your tubs.

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  6. Great looking harvests. I hope you are getting a break from the heat wave up there.

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  7. Love those red onions! So beautiful and they are really good sized. Where did you find the sets? Often the sets I find available never even list the variety ... just white or yellow or red onions - with no indication of what varietyit really is.

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  8. The "first" of everything for the season is always so exciting (at least for me)! Everything looks great; the onions are quite impressive :)

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  9. Kris: Thanks! It is nice to finally have some variety in the harvest. Thankfully, the heat did break for us. It was raining a bit this morning and I had to grab a light jacket. Crazy.

    Laura (KitsapFG): The Red Baron Onion Sets must be a regional thing. I have grown them for several years and usually pick up the sets at our local Paris Farmers Union or feed store. I think I picked these up at our local Ace Hardware store.

    Foodgardenkitchen: I do rejoice in harvesting the "first" of every item.

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  10. Those onions are absolutely gorgeous. Why can't I grow them that big????

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  11. Your veggies look so yummy! I spent about 5 hours working in the garden on Sunday, squeezing in what I originally intended to be several days of garden work. Right now, I'm listening to the welcome sound of rain falling outside my study windows for the second evening in a row. -Jean

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  12. You're harvesting season looks much like ours. Those red onions look very tasty. We tried seeding them this year, but without success.

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  13. Nice potatoes. I finally got to harvest my first potoates this week. I was so happy. I kept seeing them on others' harvest monday posts. I haven't dug up any of the Kennebecs though. Only Yukon Gold.

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  14. Gorgeous red onions, they look so pretty.

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  15. Good harvest. We are also harvesting potatoes in our farm just this week.

    Cassy from Guitar Made Easy

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