Harvest Monday

July 28, 2014

  • Fruit production has really slowed down these days. I think this may be the last week of blueberries. We may have gotten 2 quarts this week, total.DSC_4824 DSC_4859 We harvested some strawberries but again, production is slowing.DSC_4806 DSC_4830
  • Our raspberry plants are not producing any fruits.
  • I planted cantaloupe seeds right at the base of the sunflower circles so they are not growing very quickly at all. The sunflowers are 10 feet tall or taller now and are great shade producers!
  • The watermelon seems to be doing well. We rushed into harvesting one this week and were sourly disappointed :\ I learned my lesson!

DSC_4845On the other hand, non-fruit harvests are picking up!We harvested our first corn this week! They are quite large.DSC_4808 DSC_4809I planted heirloom and some hybrid. Can you guess which is which? 😉DSC_4810 DSC_4840We were able to harvest more in the middle of the week.DSC_4839(Along with some cucumbers)

We harvested the last of our spring carrots this week 😦 Need.to.plant.MORE.DSC_4783Other harvests from the beginning of the week…DSC_4859Beans DSC_4807Kale DSC_4838 DSC_4782LOTS of zucchini DSC_4822 DSC_4860Tomatoes DSC_4887and Peppers…(Bounty from the earlier part of the week)

At the end of the week, we were able to harvest more zucchini, cucumbers, beans, corn, tomatoes, and spaghetti squash. We also harvested some marigolds for the chickens.Nieto Family - July 26 14 - 0062 Nieto Family - July 26 14 - 0060Nieto Family - July 26 14 - 0155(It may look just about the same but other than a few zucchini and a few cucumbers, this is ALL new produce! I am having to ‘counter-ripen’ most of my tomatoes because of all the rain we’re getting. They’re all splitting and if I leave them on the vine to ripen, they completely burst open!)

The squash bugs had overtaken the spaghetti squash patch so I decided to just rip it up. We had 10 squashes that were ripe enough to harvest.Nieto Family - July 26 14 - 0061 They will cure on the counter for about a week before I put them in the basement to store.

What are you harvesting? Head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions to see what other gardeners are harvesting around the world.


8 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. daphnegould

    Lovely harvests. I’m a long way from winter squash here. I haven’t even seen any female blossoms on them yet. And those purple cherry tomatoes look poisonous. I don’t know why, but most of the really dark purple/blue fruits (except berries) always look that way to me.

  2. Margaret

    I love the corn – it must be so incredibly sweet! I’m partial to the large, non-linear kernels myself – the heirloom, right? It’s too bad about the squash bugs, but it looks like you got a bountiful spaghetti squash harvest anyhow. Love spaghetti squash & am hoping to grow it at some point too.

  3. Rachel Arsenault

    I love the variety you are harvesting! Watermelons can be so tricky to tell when they are ripe: 1) The underside where it rests on the ground should be tan or yellow. A white or green underside means it needs more time. 2) When you knock on the watermelon, it should sound hollow rather than dense. 3) The curly tendril closest to the watermelon’s stem begins to shrivel and dry up when the fruit is ripe. ~ Rachel @ Grow a Good Life

  4. Budding and Blooming

    I’m currently stalking my watermelons too. It’s such a disappointment to cut one open and discover that it isn’t ripe. Your corn looks amazing. I’ve been having the same problem with tomatoes cracking, we’ve had too much rain around here.


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