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Monday, June 18, 2012

Harvest Monday: June 18th

My best harvest so far! Mostly because I decided it was high time to start pulling things so I could plant more tomatoes.  I even remembered to take photos this time.

Saturday alone I managed to harvest over 7 lbs. of veggies.

3 lbs. strawberries

A pile of celery

Some pearl onions that were starting to look like golf balls sitting on the dirt.

Garlic braid, I have no idea what variety this is but it doesn't seem to get very big, the tops had all fallen over.

The last of the Swiss chard and first planting of lettuce, and the first of Alex's carrots.
My garlic were ready according to everything I know (which isn't much), but the bulbs were very small and even the largest only appeared to have about 4 cloves to it.  Oh well, maybe next year I'll plant some other variety, these were given to me last year by a friend and i figured I'd give them a shot.

Alex is super excited about the carrots finally coming up, the Sugarsnax are fabulous and the first to arrive.  I think Little Finger and Atomic Red could wait a bit longer to harvest.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions and is a place to share your harvests and what you do with those harvests with the garden blogger community.

Next week, more strawberries, peas, onions and carrots (I'm hoping!).

18 comments:

  1. You got 3 pounds of strawberries...I got 3 strawberries :-(

    Yes, our garlic looks the same. Maybe she got hers from the grocery store too. Lovely carrots, and a nice harvest!

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    1. thanks. And darn, I had hoped you would know what kind of garlic it was. Guess I'll just call it "Puny Red". :)

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  2. I love your garlic and onion "golf balls." :)

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    1. Thank you. It's my first year actually getting some garlic and onions. I'm surprised and delighted by them. lol

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  3. I think we planted the same garlic this year! I just pulled mine and will clean and bread it this week!

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  4. Great harvest. I'm surprised to see so may people harvesting garlic already. Mine still has at least a month to go before it will be ready to dig!

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  5. Great looking garlic. I haven't tried growing it yet, maybe this fall. You braided it so that makes it a soft neck variety, right?

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    1. Yes, I think it is a soft neck. I've never grown any garlic before and this was given to me by a friend last summer. So who knows, maybe it's hard neck and it just got floppy? lol

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  6. That was a great harvest week - lots of variety and everything looks yummy. I totally suck at braiding garlic (store mine in mesh bags as a result) and always admire those of you who do a decent job of it.

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    1. Lol, I still need some practice with the braiding. I love the way it looks braided up, like something in a fancy Italian restaurant, but I think it's a skill I will need to work on. My braid is pretty sloppy.

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  7. Great week for you. Seems a lot of people are harvesting garlic. While yours may not have bulbed a lot it seems you did get a lot of cloves!

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    1. Yeah, I swear I planted 24 garlic... but somehow came out with around 35. Not that I'm complaining...

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  8. I still have trouble getting really good garlic; just have to keep working on the soil! Every thing looks great Lovely bunch of berries!@

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    1. These same garlic were planted in a clump last Spring and never actually bulbed, so I left them in over the winter and just divided them and replanted them spaced apart this Spring. This might be part of why they are so small, they didn't start to really grow the bulbs until they were transplanted. I give myself slack though, because I figure I'm still learning. ;)

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  9. I. LOVE. THIS. It's beautiful...you did a fantastic job on the lay out for the blog.

    Also on the veggies, but you know me, I know nothing about gardens and only slightly more about blogs.

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  10. P.S. You make me yearn to be better. And eat more veggies.

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    1. Yes, eat more veggies! They make you feel good, on the inside. :)

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    2. Yes....but how do I convince that man who cooks everything of the same thing? I only get REAL mashed potatoes as a treat, otherwise it's all box.

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