Monday, July 30, 2012

Harvest Monday: July 30, 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.

After the spring crops finished bush beans were seeded in their spots. The beans have finally begun to produce enough for a few meals:



The zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers continue to provide several fruits per day. The plants days are numbered though because they are infested with a large number of squash bugs this year. Wilt has already affected the cucumbers and I am sure the summer squash and zucchini will begin to be affected soon as well. For now, they continue to provide:




We are enjoying a bountiful harvest of blueberries this year. They began ripening a little at a time providing just enough for morning cereal or parfait. Now I am harvesting a small colander full each day. Some have been frozen for later.


I was curious and wondered how the carrots were doing. I pulled a few along the edge that were rather pathetic looking. I was getting ready to yank the whole lot in disappointment when I pulled several straight ones in a row. There may be hope for some of the carrots, but overall they remain a challenge for me to grow.


Other harvest include potatoes and New Zealand spinach:




A week ago, I showed the tomatoes growing in the garden spot. I am still impatiently waiting for them to ripen. I looked back to last year’s posts and found that the first substantial tomato harvest was the second week of August. We've had some rain off and on over the past few days and the sky remained overcast. We needed the rain. Hopefully, when the sun comes out later this week the tomatoes will be happy.

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

16 comments:

  1. Your blueberries are gorgeous! I will hope for some tomato-ripening sun to make it your way...the anticipation of the first tomato is absolutely tortuous!

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  2. Everything looks great! Those beans look especially nice. I have never tried New Zealand spinach. Do you cook it or eat it as a salad green?

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  3. I bet a stretch of warm and sunny weather is all that the tomatoes will need to ripen for you. Mine on the other hand are just forming substantial amounts of fruit - other than the small early varieties. Our temps have just not been very warm at all and the plants have not gotten serious about fruit production as a result.

    Beautiful blueberries. Mine come on later but the bushes do not look nearly as full as last year - so I may only be getting cereal fruit toppings and not much more out of my patch this year.

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  4. Great harvest this week! How is that NZ spinach. I planted some but it never came up :(.

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  5. Very nice harvest and your blueberries are gorgeous! Ours never made it to the house :)

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  6. Lovely selection, these will make for some very festive meals!

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  7. Very colorful harvest - looks delicious!

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  8. I like your harvest basket! The actual harvests are looking pretty good too :) Good variation.

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  9. Those berries are beautiful.

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  10. Nice harvest, lots of beans, squash and cukes. Just need some tomatoes :). Your tomatoes will get there eventually and the rain should help.

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  11. Great looking harvest. The New Zealnd spianch looks great. I'll have to try it next year.

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  12. A really nice harvest week. I too am waiting patiently for my tomatoes. We have a few early girls but most of mine are still a few weeks off. We struggled with carrots for a long time too. We finally switched to a smaller carrot "little finger". They only get about 5 inches long so they do pretty well in our heavy clay soil.

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  13. what a pretty harvest, love those berries. Yes, carrots can be tricky to grow!

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  14. Love the blueberries, how many plants do you have? And the squash, cucumbers and zucchini look great too.

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  15. Beautiful harvests! I love that you are gathering blueberries and will have tomatoes soon. :-)

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