Harvest Monday

May 18, 2015

Well, one year ago today, I was reporting about a long awaited harvest πŸ™‚

Penelopeand one year later…(beach trip to celebrate her & her sister’s birthday)11220120_936163869767796_3151179291642059605_nVeggie Harvests:

We are harvesting a lot more greens! Yay! We have enough to share with a few other families, which is the goal!Nieto Photography 2015 Nieto Photography 2015 Nieto Photography 2015 Nieto Photography 2015We love having a taste of strawberries everyday but the kids wanted to go strawberry picking one more time at the U-pick farm up the street from us. We picked 15lbs of strawberries… Nieto Photography 2015And I was able to get some runners. I’m used to being seen as the crazy lady with all the kids but at this farm, they just think I’m off my rocker! πŸ˜‰ They buy their starts every fall from the mountains so they do not have diseased strawberries. So when I asked if I could have their old plants or runners, they said ‘sure (crazy lady)’. Well, I added that last part but πŸ˜‰Nieto Photography 2015I only got a few runners. It is not quiet late enough. But I went ahead and planted them in some aged woodchips, between our fig trees.Nieto Photography 2015They have gone through transplant shock, for sure. My husband thinks they’re gonners. I’ve seen plants come back though. We shall see. I may have to go get runners later in the season when they’re bigger. These are June-bearers. I already have everbearers. If these do well, I’ll have strawberries for about 1/3 of the year! Awesome. I am hoping to get some June-bearing raspberries to add to my everbearing raspberries to have the same harvesting siutation there as well.
We are having a lot of salads topped with strawberries these days πŸ™‚

Nieto Photography 2015(Beet, spinach, tomato pasta salad with chickpeas, raisins, peas, and apples. Spinach salad with strawberries)

Check out what others are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions πŸ™‚


6 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. Jennifer

    Oh my, what a cutie!!! I’m expecting a baby in August and squee every time I see a cute little one. Your strawberries are so impressive! I’ve had a few strawberries so far this year and they are such a treat.

  2. daphnegould

    Yum strawberries. I keep going out every day to see how my strawberries are doing. So far no signs of pink yet. Hopefully soon.


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