Monday, July 8, 2013

Harvest Monday: July 8, 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.

I spot-checked a few bulbs of garlic. It is early this year, but the lower leaves on the foliage are turning yellow. I am hoping they size up a bit more and will be keeping a close eye on them.

Garlic

The greens bed had resurgence in growth during the cool, rainy period last week. I took full advantage and harvested the leaves of various lettuces, chard, and kale. Each time I harvest the greens; I think it will be my last for the season. So I was thankful for this bonus harvest. Also in this basket are some green onions and a few turnip thinnings.


Kale, Turnip Greens, Green Onions

Mixed Lettuce

The garden is on the verge of providing more variety this upcoming week. Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.

19 comments:

  1. It must be nice to still have lettuces in middle of summer time. Ours have all bolted and had to be pulled. Garlic looks very nice!

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    1. The lettuce I am growing is supposed to be slow bolting, but still how much heat can it take? I guess we will see.

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  2. My garlic NEVER looks this good.

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    1. I noticed the garlic scapes were a bit thin and suspected they bulbs would be smaller this year. We still have a few left over from last years harvest, so it still should be enough.

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  3. Your garlic looks good to me. Won't be long. Nice to still get some greens, although I am getting tired of salad. You don't miss it until it is gone.

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    1. I am not tired of salads yet. I think it is because I didn't plant a lot of lettuce early in the season.

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  4. The pictures of the greens reminds me that I really have to harvest my lettuce soon as it is really looking good but I know that they will soon be bolting and getting bitter on me.

    You are still getting a nice selection of spring greens (and onions) which is lovely, but it sounds like your garden is about to transition shortly into the summer crops production.

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    1. Our weather has been going back and forth from cool and rainy to hot and humid. Each time a hot and humid spell hits, I try to harvest all the greens I can. I taste them first to be sure and am very pleasantly surprised when they are still ok.

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  5. Very nice harvest. I pulled a garlic this week and it was very odd. I hope the rest are not the same. Nice for you having all those extra greens!

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    1. I am very happy with the bonus greens, but ready for more variety. Next week :)

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  6. It's amazing to see how your garden has grown through the years! Every looks fantastic.

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    1. Thomas!! Where have you been? So happy to see your comment :)

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  7. A great harvest this week. Our garden is just getting ready to pop too! So I'm looking forward to the next few weeks!!

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  8. Your goodies look so fresh! I'm working my way through the last of the lettuce that I harvested a few weeks ago, thank goodness hearts of romaine keep well in the fridge. It's just not the same as fresh from the garden though.

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  9. Look at your gorgeous green onions and leafy greens! We have such a short spring here, I never get to see such large extended spring harvests.

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  10. Beautiful greens! I wish we would get a little of your rain down here. We have the blistering heat and humidity but my thirsty garden would like a real watering! Like you, are warm weather plantings are just getting ready to take off, but I will miss the lettuce!

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  11. Beautiful basket of greens again! I'm sure you'll miss them soon but are ready to move on.

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  12. Your greens look lovely! Ours are just a memory until the weather cools a bit.

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  13. Your lettuce looks so tender. I didn't do a good job of transplanting mine this spring but here can grow some soon for fall. I have lots of self-sown turnips and kale coming on, about ready to harvest. I keep meaning to pick some sheep sorrel to add to salads, and check for arugula.

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