Harvest Monday

June 6, 2016

It’s getting steamy here in eastern NC! We’re harvesting…Nieto Photography 2016a few raspberries a dayNieto Photography 2016a big bowl of spinach a day, a few heads of lettuce a day (unpictured) though they are starting to boltNieto Photography 2016whatever strawberries the stinkin’ racoon doesn’t steal 😦 and a couple handfuls each day of PEAS (not pictured)! We love peas but they rarely make it to the table πŸ™‚

We eat our berries at meals and in our banana nice cream (blended frozen bananas & berries). We eat everything else at supper, paired with some type of bean dish (burgers, lentil loaf, falafels, baked beans, etc.) and maybe some potatoes (fries, hashbrowns, mashed). YUM!

What are you harvesting? Check out what others are harvesting at Our Happy Acres.

Has anyone overcome their local racoons? We are hoping to set up more electric fencing this week. Happy Gardening!


13 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. dvelten

    It is still alternating steamy and cold here. It’s good you still are harvesting spinach with those conditions. And those strawberries are beautiful. Time to do something about the raccoon (although they are smart ).

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      they are TOO smart. we are now putting double electric fencing and tarp to keep the grass down under the fencing. we’ll see. i’ll check the camera in the next few nights. i’m running out of ideas..other than just fence in EVERYTHING (including the top!).

  2. Margaret

    Those berries look so good! I can’t wait for our strawberries to start up – lots of flowers on them this year, so I’d better get that netting up otherwise the birds get to them first.

  3. Budding and Blooming

    Your strawberries look delicious! I can imagine why the raccoons want to steal them. I haven’t had to deal with raccoons yet, but last summer I had a melon eating opossum that would taste test several melons before deciding which one to eat.. drove me crazy!

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      i may have one more harvest. most are bolting. next up: seed saving! πŸ™‚ oh, and they keep from bolting so long because i plant them under the apple tree to keep them cool and shaded longer!

  4. Phuong

    I love how big your garden is and you grow a stupendous amount of food from it. Your hard work really pays off. It’s terrible about the critters getting your strawberries.

    There’s just winter squash and wax melons left to plant in our summer garden.

  5. Krista

    I have heard that mint is the way to go…racoons dont like mint! Maybe spray some mint essential oils on them!?

  6. Merry Hearts Medicine

    My family recently discovered falafel balls (for spaghetti, but like like them plain as a snack, too) and falafel chips. Delicious!

    The birds got all but two of my strawberries this year. They eat them before the berries even turn red!

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      our cat used to take care of the birds beautifully. now that we have the electric fencing up for the raccoons, our cat doesn’t go into the garden and the birds are getting our strawberries as well πŸ˜› ahhhhhhh. driving me crazy.


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