Harvest Monday

July 6, 2015

We harvested our first tomatoes this week πŸ™‚ Right on schedule! We also harvested our first blackberry. We moved the blackberry plant this spring (we’ve had it 8 years and it never gave us fruit where it was previously) and it is growing so much and fruiting beautifully. Other harvests included:

  • cucumbers
  • onions
  • zucchini
  • patty pan squash
  • strawberries & blueberries (here & there)
  • beets
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • coriander (I used all of my cilantro seeds so I let some go to seed – cilantro all winter!)
  • celery (potato salad)

Nieto Photography 2015Beets went to neighbors and potatoes were turned into fries and potato salad. Yum!Nieto Photography 2015First tomato was given to neighbors. Carrots are eaten raw for lunch.Nieto Photography 2015Cucumbers are eaten for lunch and when we have too many, the chickens enjoy them.Nieto Photography 2015(zucchini, patty pan, tomatoes) Nieto Photography 2015I normally do not have much luck growing onions but this one looks good! So far so good πŸ™‚Nieto Photography 2015My lovely husband grilled the onion, zucchini, and patty pan squash for me on the 4th. It was such a treat since I can’t stand to smell anything cooking inside and I have been unable to eat any veggies this past month. I ate these up, no problem πŸ˜€

I have slightly more energy in the mornings (such a blessing!) so we are really getting the garden weeded. We neglected it for a month or so. After only a week of weeding (a wheelbarrow full each day), we are about 3/4 of the way through. I hope to finish up this week and start spreading mulch to keep the weeds at bay.

I try to succession plant almost everything every two weeks, depending on the season. However, for the past month, I have not planted anything. So this week, with my newfound energy (for an hour πŸ˜‰ ) I planted melons, squash, beans, cucumbers, cabbages and broccoli (for the fall garden).

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7 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. daphnegould

    I’m glad you are starting to feel better. And whoohoo for zucchini. Mine is starting to flower, but just the females. Right now it is under cover to protect it from the SVB, but when the male blossoms appear I’ll have to open it up. I hope they are gone by then.

  2. Molly Schultz

    Girlfriend, Glad to hear you’re getting more energy! We are in the same boat over here. I’ve never been this tired during a pregnancy. The kids all swear it must be twins! Garden looks great. What do you like to season the patty pan squash with?

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      haha. yeah, i liked reading how everyone spread rocks while you looked on πŸ˜‰ I was thinking ‘i can totally relate!’ i feel like such a useless blob these days πŸ™‚ this is my first year growing patty pan so grilling it was the first time tasting it. we just put some EVOO on it. it tastes just like yellow squash to me.

  3. Daisy

    Tomatoes already! I’m still pulling the blooms off my plants because they’re too small to support tomatoes right now. They need to grow a bit more.

  4. dvelten

    Nice harvest, gee, even squash. Still waiting for mine. Glad to hear you are feeling better, it’s impressive what you got done in a one hour energy burst.

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      thx. I’ve already ripped up about 4 varieties of squash plants b/c of SVB and squash bugs. I just keep planting every 2 weeks so I can harvest at all! πŸ˜›


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