Monday, August 15, 2011

Harvest Monday August 15, 2011: It All Comes At Once

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.

Our growing season is so short. Sometimes when I am reading the bountiful harvests on garden blogs throughout the summer, I often wonder if my garden will ever produce a harvest. Then it does...

Anaheim and Jalapeno Peppers

San Marzano Tomatoes


Mixture of Beans


Green Coriander



Dark Red Norland Potatoes


Yellow Summer Squash and Zucchini

Mixed Beans

Roma Tomatoes

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


  1. Beautiful harvests Rachel! It definitely gets crazy when the garden gets into full swing! Enjoy!

  2. What sexy looking potatoes. First time I saw that variety. Drooling over your red juicy tomatoes. Wow you have many nice variety of squash harvest.

  3. Wonderful harvests this week! And such a nice variety too!

    I really love the look of the green and purple podded beans together, it makes such an attractive display. I have some pole beans that have been struggling all year and by the time they ever start producing green beans (if ever) the purple podded bush beans will be done for the year.

    Totally jealous of those sauce tomatoes. I did not grow any saucers this year and am very much regretting it.

  4. Great harvests! I am completely jealous of your sage! Mine didn't do much of anything this year! Oh...and it looks as though we might be growing the same mixed beans! :-)

  5. That's a heck of a harvest to have been worried! I'm jealous. I haven't seen a green bean in a couple months now.

  6. Oh.My.Goodness! It really did come all at once, didn't it? And it is all quite beautiful.

  7. Roma tomatoes look so beautiful! Mine are yet to ripen (:

  8. I pulled my onions last week, but they were not nearly as beautiful as yours. I'm going to give mine another try in the fall in our hoop house. I also pulled some peppers today, too. Excited to give them a taste later!

    I have a question for you. I have an infestation of squash beetles or some kind of lined beetle that is attacking my squash plants. I bought an organic pesticide today and sprayed the heck out of the plants, but I'm wondering if there's any hope. One squash was rotting on the bottom and it wasn't like that last week. I've also noticed a bunch of dead/eaten blossoms. Any advice?

  9. Beautiful harvests. You'll have many fine meals with all of that. Do you dry your herbs or freeze them?

  10. Robin: This weekend was the beginning of preserving the harvest. I can still smell onions on my hands even after repeated washings.

    Malay-Kadazan girl: The potatoes are a mid-season variety called, Dark Red Norland. I've grown them twice and they seem to do well here.

    Laura: I planted only a few bush beans because they usually produce faster then the pole beans, but this year they all began at the same time. It looks like I will be canning and freezing beans every weekend from now on. Paste tomatoes seem to take so long to ripen. This year they are suffering from disease, I hope I get a decent harvest before they surcumb.

    Bee Girl: When I purchased this property, there was a huge sage plant in the garden. A neighbor told me that it was planted long ago and comes back year after year. That first winter it died! I keep trying to grow sage every year, but this year was the largest success.

    Barbie: I know, crazy to think a harvest wouldn't happen. I'm not the most impatient person in the world :) Now I will be busy for the next couple of months preserving the bounty.

    Granny: It DID all come at once. It was crazy.

    RandomGardener: The roma tomatoes just began ripening last week. I still have lots, and lots of green ones.

    Marty J. Christopher: I did get a lot of onions; too bad they are mostly 2-inches wide.

    I don't have many beetle problems with my squash. But there are many beetles that can attack squash plants. Do you have a picture of the bugs that you can email me? grafixmuse (at) yahoo (dot) com?

    Sue: I dry and freeze herbs. I will use the basil in pesto and freeze that. The sage keeps its flavor wonderfully frozen. Parsley was microwave dried (Granny's method), and the green coriander was frozen.

  11. Excellent harvests and great variety of stuff! I am jealous of your tomatoes, I think it is just too hot down here for my tomatoes. There are plenty of flowers, but very few tomatoes.

  12. Wow, what a great harvest for you this week. Your beans look just perfect! And what a great haul of onions! This must be a satisfying week for you!

  13. It does look like it all came at once! That is a lot of coriander.

  14. Whoa, lots of onions and tomatoes, you'll be busy for a while.

  15. It always comes at once. I'm knee deep in courgettes and lettuce!

  16. Rachel you have had quite a harvest. I am grateful that some of my veggies bloomed but our summer certainly took its toll on the tomatoes and peppers.

  17. Wow what a harvest! I really enjoy reading your blog.

  18. Kris: I panted out my tomato plants at the end of May and they just began to ripen last week. Since yours were planted at the end of June, I bet you will be in heaps of tomatoes soon. I notice that during hot spells, tomatoes don't pollinate very well. I bet if you planted your tomatoes earlier next year that you would be buried in tomatoes this time of year.

    Shawn Ann: I finally feel like I am reaping the rewards of the garden this week.

    Villager: It was a busy weekend preserving the harvest. I was grinning from ear to ear throughout the process.

    Mac: Yes, lots and lots of onions...I froze 5 pounds and my hands still small of onions. The ripe tomatoes were frozen until I have enough to make a tomato sauce.

    The Idiot Gardener: Eat up. LOL!

    Donna: The excess heat we experienced in July had a negative impact on my tomatoes too. They are very diseased and I hope the fruit will ripen in time before the plants succumb.

    Kon Gruffey: Thank you :)

  19. Those San Marzano tomatoes are particularly beautiful Lots of variety in your harvest this week. Isn't August wonderful?

  20. Nice harvest! I love the variety and quantity!