Monday, July 2, 2012

Harvest Monday: July 2, 2012

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.

We have been enjoying garlic scapes in stir fry and sautéed in olive oil and used on top of pizza. The majority of the harvest was combined with basil and olive oil and made into pesto and frozen.

Garlic Scapes

Basil


Other harvests include new baby potatoes and snowpeas:

Baby Kennebec Potatoes

Baby Kennebec Potatoes

Snow Peas

Snow Peas

We have had some excessive heat over the past week but it isn't as extreme as most of the middle to eastern part of the country have been suffering. We have also been lucky to have a good amount of rainfall in the form of thundershowers that pop up almost daily. The garden continues to grow really well. Peas, summer and zucchini squash will be ready for harvest in a few days:

Peas almost ready

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

20 comments:

  1. Great harvest! I love the look of your garlic scapes. Do they taste exactly like garlic?

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    1. Thanks! Garlic scapes have a mild flavor of garlic with a little sweetness when sauteed in olive oil.

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  2. I love Kennebec potatoes. They weren't available at my local feed store this spring, so I ended up with Russet Norkotah, and I'm not liking them so much. I've never grown garlic that gave me scapes, so I have to enjoy just looking at yours!

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    1. I haven't grown many varieties of potatoes, but Kennebec seems to produce very well. We like them. Maybe this fall you can plant some hardneck garlic that will give you scapes. They really are delicious.

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  3. Garlic scape pesto sounds like a great idea. I'm thinking of trying garlic this fall and if I do, will definitely plant some hard-neck types so I get scapes. And it looks like you have the makings for cream potatoes and peas.

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    1. Garlic is the easiest crop in my garden. I hope you give it a try. I love garlic, but K doesn't like too much garlic. Garlic scapes are mild enough for both of us to enjoy.

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  4. It's neat that you have scapes and basil together. Our scapes beat the basil by at least a month. Garlic scapes are always a welcome sight in the garden - and kitchen!

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    1. Interesting that your scapes are so much earlier than your basil. I don't always mix the two when making garlic scape pesto, but they were both available in abundance this year.

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  5. A very nice harvest. We didn't get any garlic scapes this year for some reason, maybe the heat? We had some last year with the same variety but nothing this year, weird???

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    1. That is weird. I think it depends on the variety of garlic planted. I look forward to garlic scapes each year.

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  6. Your harvest items look familiar! I just made a sauteed garlic scape and basil pizza for dinner. :-) -Jean

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    1. That's funny! We just had pizza for dinner tonight topped with sauteed garlic scapes and mushrooms. We must be eating what is in season :)

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  7. Very nice harvest! I am just learning to appreciate garlic scapes, though ours are now past. Your new potatoes look beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! I have only grown garlic for a few years. I really enjoy the fresh flavor of garlic scapes. The potatoes were very good and I can't wait to rob more from the plants :)

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  8. Before I talk about the beautiful harvests, I must tell you how much I like that red lined colander! How pretty is that?! It creates such a nice contrast with the green peas inside of it.

    Okay... now to talk about the actual harvest rather than the containers they are displayed in. ;)

    That is a big pile of scapes. You must have a pretty sizeable bed of garlic growing. I am still working on using up the last of the scapes I harvested quite some time ago. New potatoes sound heavenly too. I should start checking for new potatoes myself soon.

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    1. I have several colanders and the red enamel one is my favorite :) My garlic bed is 4x4 feet and it seems to provide us with enough garlic for a year. Luckily, garlic scapes last a long time in the fridge. I kept some aside to enjoy their sauteed garlicky sweetness.

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  9. New potatoes YUM ! and basil pesto, oh how i miss summer crops.

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  10. What a great harvest; potatoes and peas! yummy!

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