Monday, June 25, 2012

Harvest Mondays: June 25, 2012

I can't believe how quickly this past week went by. We had some serious heat followed by some thundershowers. The garden responded by putting on some incredible growth. I will share more photos later in the week because today is Harvest Monday.

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.

The first few Garlic Scapes were harvested. These were chopped into 1-inch pieces, sautéed in olive oil, and used as a pizza topping.  I am in love with their sweet and light garlic flavor and am looking forward to more this week.


The remaining spring planted lettuce was picked before the predicted "heat wave" began. Thankfully, this is the last lettuce harvest for a while. We have a lot stored in the fridge right now.




Soon we will be enjoying more variety from the garden. The heat has kicked the garden into a growth spurt. There are so many things in bloom right now, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, zucchini, and melons. The peas are beginning to produce as well. The garden is showing such promise of harvests to come.

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

15 comments:

  1. Very nice! Your lettuce looks beautiful! It's exciting to see the new vegetables coming in.

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  2. Love your beautiful lettuce, most of mine is gone except some small experimental patches, try to grow it into the summer. Maybe next year I"ll still have lots at this time.

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  3. Beautiful lettuce. Mine bolted ages ago. But the heat wave we had has been wonderful to the garden. I was wondering if the melons would even make it this year, but one has even started to run. They have grown about ten times the size they were since the heat wave hit.

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  4. Beautiful lettuce harvest. Mine lettuces are hanging in there but some heads are thinking of bolting. But the heat did help the other veggies. Hopefully it is summer now and on to squash, cukes, and tomatoes.

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  5. That's some seriously pretty lettuce. I'm still getting quite a bit, but it's being shared with earwigs.

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  6. Isn't this a great time of year? I love being able to head out to the garden and pick veggies! We have a year round garden but there's just so much more this time of year!!

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  7. awesome! i recently cut my garlic scapes, picked bok choy and baby swiss chard, as well as some mustard greens. Delicious! So nice to walk outside to pick fresh food!

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  8. Ah, I'm not sure what I enjoy more, the anticipation of harvests to come or the harvests themselves. Anticipation is a lot less work but not as tasty. The lettuces are beautiful.

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  9. I just made garlic scape pesto -- but I'll keep the pizza idea in mind for any further garlic scape bounty. -Jean

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  10. Sometimes lettuce feels like a race with the heat. Got to eat it all up!

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  11. That's just about the prettiest presentation of lettuce I have seen. It's like an edible bouquet! I harvested scape this week as well and have been wallowing in their yummmy light garlicky goodness ever since. Yum!

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  12. Beautiful lettuce! I didn't grow nearly enough this year.

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  13. Oooh yum! We had garlic scapes for the first time this year. We really enjoy them. Belle's making jelly out of them too!

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  14. What pretty looking lettuces sitting up in their basket. Enjoy the garlic scrapes.

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  15. I made pesto from mine as well. I froze a bunch because I has so many and didn't know what to do with them all. Your lettuce pics are so delicious looking.

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