Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvest Monday: July 23, 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.

Below are some of the harvests from the garden spot this week:

Basil

Cucumber, Zucchini, and Yellow Summer Squash

Raspberries, Zucchini, and Yellow Summer Squash

Garlic

New Zealand Spinach

Dark Red Norland Potatoes and Garlic

Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers, Zucchini, Cuke, Tomato,  & Berries


We have had a reprieve from the high humidity and dew point we were enduring last week. It is still in the 80s but it feels so much cooler without the extra moisture in the air.

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

34 comments:

  1. Looks great! Your garlic especially looks amazing!

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  2. Love the display of the garlic! Your post is reminding me that I need to harvet basil sometime soon. I tend to forget about the herbs until a recipe calls for it.

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    1. Me too! I wanted to combine some of the freshly harvested garlic with basil to make some pesto.

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  3. Isn't this a wonderful time of the season! Great way to dry garlic.

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    1. Love this time in the garden as more variety becomes available.

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  4. wow what a great harvest! love those berries, nice looking garlic.

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    1. Thanks! Just a few berries are ready each day. Hopefully the yield will increase.

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  5. Garlic always looks so nice lined up! Great harvest!

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  6. I love your harvests, especially the garlic. Glad you're getting a reprieve from the high heat.

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    1. Thanks! Our summer has returned to normal for a little while.

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  7. I bet you are proud of that garlic harvest. And everything else too. Looks good.

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  8. Fabulous garlic! And love the basil too - mine is not quite as far along as yours, but I have hope.

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    1. Thanks! The basil is growing like weeds for me this year.

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  9. Oh how I wish I had your zucchini. Mine haven't given me anything this last week. They are struggling with the borers. I so wish I could figure out a way to get them to grow all summer long.

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    1. I am lucky to not have borers. Usually it is powdery mildew that does them in.

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  10. Lots of garlic, basil and zucchini. Now you just need some tomatoes to go with them.

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    1. There is one tomato in the last picture. More would be much appreciated.

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  11. Great garlic harvest! I hate to admit I've only picked a few leaves of my basil. It's all flowering, and I've just ignored it this year.

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    1. I used the basil to make and freeze some pesto.

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  12. Your New Zealand spinach looks great! Mine did not germinate this year. :(

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    1. I read that it only has a 40% germination rate. I tried soaking for 24 hours before planting but had the best luck scarifying the seeds by gently running an emery board across the surface and placing them on a damp paper towel in a sealed container. Still, I only ended up with maybe 8 plants out of the whole seed package.

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  13. Looking super great! The garlic looks wonderful. We are still waiting on our New Zealand spinach. We always depend on volunteer plants and we only have a few this year and they are slow to grow!

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    1. I found the NZ spinach so hard to germinate and slow to get growing. I did start it indoors under lights. So that helped give the plants a head start. I am going to try to allow them to self seed for next year.

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  14. Nice looking harvest. You've got the makings of one of my favorite summer dishes, Zucchini sauteed in olive oil and garlic, topped with fresh basil, yum!

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    1. Yum indeed! We have that often this time of year.

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  15. Your harvest looks great. I especially love that picture of your garlic all lined up in a row to dry.

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    1. I can see your good job in basil photo. Zucchini, squash are different compared with Indian squash,zucchini because each squash may be 2kg or 3kg weight.

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  16. Love the garlic. I just ordered some for next year. I have a lot of basil to pick and should get at it. Not sure how much I need to put up however.

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    1. Most of this was made into pesto. I grow basil on the windowsill during the cold months for some fresh leaves.

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  17. After seeing the photos of your garlic I've decided to grow some next Spring, myself. Yours looks lovely!

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    1. Garlic is really easy to grow. I plant it in the fall, mulch it well and it is pretty much trouble free until harvest the following summer. I think garlic is planted in the fall as well in your area. Then you should have a harvest in spring before it gets really hot.

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