Monday, July 29, 2013

Harvest Mondays: July 29, 2013

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 gathering from his or her gardens in different areas.

Increasing variety of harvests from the garden this week. Enough blueberries are being harvested to freeze some for later:

Blueberries

The bush beans are beginning to produce:

Yellow Beans


Most of the lettuce is long gone, but Rouge d'Hiver is still growing and has not turned bitter yet:

Royge d'Hiver Lettuce

A pitiful harvest from some spring planted carrots. It was enough for a side dish and they didn’t taste all that spectacular. I think I am going to give up on spring carrots.

Carrots

Dark Red Norland Potatoes

Zucchini & Cucumber

And More Zucchini & Cucumbers

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

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful harvest. My beans and squash are a little behind yours. You are reminding me I need to start planting the fall carrots and whatnot.

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    1. I know I am going to be in over my head with summer squash soon. I planted way too many. I usually follow garlic with carrots so it is a nice reminder to begin thinking fall.

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  2. How big/old is your blueberry bush. I have four bushes but they never produce enough berries at the same time to make use of. They ripen in handfuls at the most.

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    1. Sue, We have 10 highbush blueberry shrubs that line our driveway. They came with the house and are at least 11 years old and could be much older. The plants are in need of pruning, they are about 4-5 feet tall right now.

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    2. That explains it - I don't feel as bad now with my four two and a half foot specimens

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  3. Oh...those blueberries look absolutely perfect! Love the shot, too...great colors!

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    1. The blueberries are so sweet this year too.

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  4. Your harvests look so beautiful! Especially the squash and cukes!

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    1. I think I am going to be overwhelmed with both this year. I'll need to make pickles and relish.

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  5. Your blueberries are so nice and plump! And it looks like your zucchini is really starting to pump out fruit!

    I feel like I am amassing zucchini, there is just so many and they keep coming.

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    1. It is a great year for blueberries. So far I am keeping up with the zucchini, but it won't be long before I will need to give it away.

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  6. Oh, the blueberries look wonderful! Well, if you give up on spring carrots that makes room for something else...

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    1. I seem to have such a difficult time growing spring carrots. Luckily, they are abundant at farm stands. I would rather use the space in the garden for something that produces well for me.

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  7. Very nice harvests! I like the twisted carrot.

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  8. You didn't say what variety of carrots you grew. The problem might be the variety. Some are much sweeter than others, particularly in the hot weather. I've had good luck with Yaya for early plantings.

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    1. I think they were Little Finger carrots. I haven't had much luck growing carrots in spring no matter what variety. I only harvested about a dozen carrots from a 3x4 area.

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  9. What a great bowl of blueberries! And lots of other good looking stuff too! Do you cover your blueberries or do you share with the birds?

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    1. I share with the birds and the chipmunks. Luckily, there are plenty of blueberries for all of us.

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  10. What a lovely harvest! It was a bad year for carrots for me, too. I finally got a decent meal from mine yesterday, so there is hope.

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    1. I never do well with spring carrots. Hopefully I can redeem myself with fall carrots.

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  11. Pretty harvest. And yeah spring carrots aren't nearly as good as fall carrots. They don't grow as big and can be bitter. I still grow them though as I love carrots so much. Your cukes look wonderful. I think I might pick my first ones tomorrow. I'm hoping.

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  12. Very pretty harvest! Love those pretty carrots, berries and beans.

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