Monday, June 28, 2010

Harvest Monday - 28 June 2010

When I forget my containers to pick at the old house I have to make due with what is available.

Yakatta-Na is still holding up to the heat

Last of the Komatsuna

Mizuna

First Cucumber

When I saw the cucumbers this weekend they were wilting terribly in the morning. I check the soil and it was very dry. I figured it didn't need to be watered since my garden in Arlington didn't. We have had a lot of thunderstorms and the garden at the old house obviously isn't getting the rain from them even if our new house is. I'll have to check the ground more often, or maybe bring a container to leave out to collect rain so I can see what falls. Now that they have been watered the plants look a lot better.

Chard from the old house

First harvest from the new house

Dill

The Blizzard peas a seeing their second flush of blooms. Some peas were ready to pick. I'm surprised they are doing so well in the heat. I hope the Cascadia put out a good second flush too.

  • Berries 0.42 lbs
  • Cucumber 0.23 lbs
  • Green 2.94 lbs
  • Herbs 0.33 lbs
  • Peas 0.65 lbs
  • Spent this week: $0
  • Total harvested this week 4.56 lbs
  • Total for the year 23.65 lbs
  • 2010 Tally -$174.78

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.

41 comments:

  1. Things are looking good. What are the two kinds of chard you planted? Which do you like better?

    And is that a Diamant cucumber? I am hoping for some cukes soon, but none yet....

    I'm hoping to get some basil transplants in today, but we are having a thundershower just now up here.

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  2. It's a good thing you wore your hat! I have used my dress in the past for a harvest basket!

    Yes, we certainly need some rain here on the east coast.

    Everything looks Great :)

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  3. Hurray for the first cucumber!! I spotted a few small cucumbers in my plants, so hopefully soon. Your greens look splendid as usual.

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  4. Hi everyone, I'm participating in Harvest Monday for the first time today, with my rather humble harvest! Daphne, what kind of cucumbers are you growing? All your harvest looks so good and healthy!

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  5. Wonderful harvest of greens. My dill bolted so soon that I didn’t have a chance to harvest half of it. But it looks so nice now with tall flowers.

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  6. That is a nice mix of greens! The hot weather has done ours in, but it won't be long before it's time for some fall greens. I've got some chard to follow some of our spring broccoli.

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  7. Those raspberries look rather patriotic! :) I love the look of the first cucumber! :)

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  8. I love the hat basket. I always gather in my shirt and the man gets upset that the bellies of all of my t-shirts have dirt, blackberry or tomato stains. ;)

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  9. We are still waiting for our first cucumber to get big enough. I think it will be ready before the week is up. You have so much to harvest already! I started my garden pretty early(or so I thought), but I haven't gotten so much from it yet. I guess it depends on what you grow too!

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  10. It took me a moment of looking at that photo to figure out it was your hat! Obviously, it is eary and I need more coffee to wake my brain up. :D My garden beds drain so well that when the rainy season eventually stops, everything dries out alot faster than I think it will. Always catches me by surprise and I end up scrambling to start watering properly.

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  11. I am eagerly awaiting my first cucumber! Ya know, it must be a real pain to keep track of whats going on in 2 home gardens.
    After a week hiatus I am back with harvesting more greens and herbs. I'm finally over the 1 lb mark. Not a great milestone but one i am happy with. Not much in the way of greens left at my garden. I'm now waiting for all the summer crops to mature!

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  12. Beautiful raspberries and what a nice variety of greens. We finally got our first peas and broccoli this week. It was nice to start having something different.

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  13. The buds on my raspberry bush died earlier in June after a couple really cold nights so I cut it back. I hope it starts producing again soon. Cucumbers already ? Wow ! Love the dill. Great harvest !

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  14. YUM! Not much happening over here, but there are promises of gold to come! :)

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  15. Don't you just love raspberries? And your dill is beautiful. I've never been able to grow it.

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  16. I've been using the front of my shirt to harvest! We use what we have :)

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  17. You just had to get all artsy with your photographs, didn't you? Love the berries in the hat, it could be hung on the kitchen wall. And your dark counter tops make such a lovely background for photographing your lovely harvest. Unlike my (yuk) harvest gold things. Some days I just want to grab a can of spray paint and spray all my counters black...or something. They do make paint that makes the counters look like marble, but it's like $350 for a kit! Nah, I'll just keep taking my pictures outside on the patio table ;-)

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  18. You have a nice variety of things coming out of the garden now. I tried to grow some dill this year but the sowbugs ate every little sprout, oh well.

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  19. Nice variety of harvest you have there.
    My cucumbers flower a lot (2 weeks already), but not a single girl shows up wonder why? I'm tempted to sow last year's Persian cuke Green Finger which is all female flowers.

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  20. I'm with Granny, your dark counters are a great background to photograph your vegetables.

    Nice to have two gardens to harvest from. Great varieties of greens, and thanks for the detailed images of your Asian greens, it inspires me to try the ones that are new to me.

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  21. Beautiful harvest! I wish I had room for raspberries!

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  22. We harvested a cuke today too!

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  23. Daphne, you harvest looks great. I love the dill. I have never planted any herbs before but was always saying "someday..." Well, Saturday I decided I really just needed to jump in and just do it. So... I bought thyme, basil, dill, and mint. I don't know what I am doing but thanks to HARVEST MONDAY I know where to ask for help.

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  24. What a fun harvest! I am really enjoying reading your blog and the blogs of those who post on your Harvest Monday. I finally managed to get mine added to the list. I look forward to hearing more about your new garden and those of my new blog friends as well.

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  25. The first harvest at your new house. That's exciting. Are you guys getting lots of rain? I find that my greens are getting a fresh flush of growth after our drought last month though most of my early crops have bolted.

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  26. I just joined Harvest Monday!! It is super hot here in St. Louis, so my harvests are a little slow! Thanks for letting me join!

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  27. I have raspberry envy. They're BEAUTIFUL. I just harvested my first ever Komatsuna. Went great in a stirfry. And my first cukes are ready to pick. But I still haven't planted my dill!!! Timing, it's everything isn't it?

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  28. Ali, I planted Argentata and Rubarb (or Ruby) Chard. I haven't done a side by side taste test yet to tell. I like them both. I tend to throw them all in the pot right now. I ought to do the taste test before I sell my house though. The Argentata is only at my old house. And yes it is a Diamant cucumber.

    thyme2garden, I'm growing Diamant. It is a parthencarpic cuke. Which means it doesn't have to be fertilized and even if the bees aren't doing their job, I'll get cukes.

    Mac, my cukes only produce females. I fell in love with them one year when we had cold weather. They produce even when the weather is bad. This year of course the weather is great cuke weather and they aren't producing as well yet.

    Ottawa Gardener, at my new house we have gotten a lot of summer type storms. Very fast very heavy rain. Then it stops. We haven't had a lot of real soakers where it keeps raining in the past week. We could really use one, but nothing like that in the forecast.

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  29. Congrats on the first cucumber. I think our first cukes will be ready by tomorrow.

    I'm also surprised to by how well the peas have been holding up. They've been prolific this year.

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  30. Wow, impressive dill!

    Sometimes when I read the blogs of "northerners," I feel a bit guilty because here in NC, we're well on our way into the summer crops - just harvested 3 more pounds of tomatoes this evening and one of my co-workers pawned 3 large cucumbers off on me today (not that I'm complaining - we lost a large chunk of our cuc plants to some sort of disease a couple of weeks ago).

    But then I think about how y'all are able to grow things like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage so much easier than we are as I bite into the salted and peppered sliced tomato and the guilt just fades away :-)

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  31. A cucumber already, that's pretty sweet!

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  32. Your cucumber looks great! I've ripped out my plants now - they were brown and wilty. I'm still not sure why - maybe fungus, maybe needed fertilizer.....this gardening thing has such a learning curve.

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  33. Oh, raspberries . . . how wonderful! And a cucumber! I have such a hard time growing cucumbers here--they get bitter fast, so I usually stick to Armenian cucumbers. Do you pickle part of your harvest?

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  34. Daphne, you're really getting some nice greens! Awesome that you are getting some cucumbers already. I was really late this year with my cukes, and they are just now popping up. I hope I'm not too late. This is my first week to take part in your harvest Monday. Nice blog!
    ~~Lori

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  35. Raspberries, mmmm, I would love to grow them. What is your secret?

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  36. foodgardenkitchen, I'm always jealous of the growers that can grow all winter long. I'd love to harvest chard all year long.

    Christina, yes I do. I love pickles and I know I have to bring them to Thanksgiving dinner this year so I hope I get a lot of cucumbers.

    Funkbunny, well I live in the northeast where they grow like weeds. I think lots of rain is the real secret. I don't do much to them but try to keep them from invading the rest of the yard. In the fall I leave any leaves that blow into the patch and I fertilize sporadically. Maybe every five years. Where I live they are weeds.

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  37. Daphne, your cucumber is perfect! I am having a horrible year so far, as I am in my second round of plants for two of my varieties! I have few bush cucumbers almost ready and I am excited to try pickling!

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  38. Thanks! I'm trying Argentata this year in addition to Johnny's Rainbow mix chard.
    I'm looking forward to a taste test.

    A

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  39. Ok, still new to all this. Do I need to link every week to participate? Will do. You've inspired me to weigh and try to track my harvests, but it will be a while before I've got the hang of it :). Meanwhile, my cucumber is barely a sprout peeking out of the ground, and we had an overnight low of under 6 dg celcius last night!!! (That's way below 50 F) I think I'll join you on the East coast!

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  40. Toni, no you don't need to link every week if you don't want to. Just link the weeks you want to participate. Nor do you have to weigh or track your harvests. You just have to write about them or post photos. 6C reminds me of the summers of my youth. I lived in the Colorado mountains so it could get pretty cold in the summer at night, but very hot during the day.

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