Monday, May 13, 2013

Harvest Monday, May 13th, 2013

This week I had relatives in and we went out to eat almost every meal. Not many of my vegetables were eaten, but I did harvest a nice basket of them. And we had fresh salads with our leftovers. I also picked rhubarb for dessert. I made them a strawberry rhubarb crisp.

As to gardening very little got done except planting the fruit trees that showed up last week. Those could not be put off. So this week I'll have to go out and pick and process my overwintered spinach and the kale. I have some seeds to sow and I need to catch up with my weeding.

Last week was wonderful as we finally got some very much needed rain. Sadly we only got just over an inch but it is something. Tonight Mother Nature is scaring me. The weather forecast says 34F tonight and 35F tomorrow night. I don't have most of my summer plants in yet, but I did plant my basil early and it is in the garden. I should probably go out and cover them. They are struggling enough as it is. They don't even really like weather in the 40Fs.

  • Alliums 0.14lbs
  • Greens 1.06 lbs
  • Greens Asian 0.55 lbs
  • Herbs 0.08 lbs
  • Weekly Tally 1.83 lbs
  • Yearly Tally 6.78 lbs
  • Fruit
  • Rhubarb 0.60 lbs
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.

27 comments:

  1. I bet they really enjoyed that crisp. Wink, wink.

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  2. Beautiful basket of greens. It's nice to have the kale winter over, but not this past winter for me.

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  3. It got cold here last night. I covered my early tomato plants with big pots, but I didn't see any frost. Those low 30s don't sound good for your basil. Mine is still too small to plant out here.

    I got my first taste of our rhubarb about a week ago. I made a strawberry rhubarb crisp too. I can't wait until the rhubarb plants are bigger.

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  4. We have freeze warning for tonight, not sure how I am going to protect my fig tree.
    Beautiful basket of greens. What are the purple leaves at the top left?

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    1. They are Ruby Streaks mizuna. I'm growing two kinds of mizuna this year. An early green one and the purple one.

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    2. I was also wandering what is it. Beautiful mizuna foliage.

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  5. I dream of getting an inch of rain at the moment. Our April plus May to date total rainfall is less than that so to get it in one day must have been lovely. Hope your basil makes it.

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  6. I wish I could say I'm getting great harvests but that's not the case. Yours look good.

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  7. Nice basket of greens. Soon you'll be drowning in harvests again!

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  8. Beautiful basket of greens. I know how it is when the fam comes in and you eat out a lot. Kind of makes me feel a bit miserable lately since we have really cleaned up our diet a lot. It really makes a difference. I had to cover a lot of stuff last night, it got to 39. Hopefully that doesn't happen again! All my summer stuff is planted. Hope your stuff is ok.

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  9. Oh for an inch of rain! We're happy here in San Diego when we get 1/4 to 1/2 inch. In a good year, our total is "normal" about 9 inches. There's a price for all this sunshine!

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  10. The cold temps this week brings to mind the old New England advice on holding off planting until Memorial Day...

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  11. An inch of rain would be nice, but we're past any chance of getting rain like that for a few months. I hope your basil makes it through the cold. Yum, strawberry rhubarb crisp sounds delicious!

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  12. I showed my harvest of carnations :)

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  13. I was traveling and visiting family this week myself... so was eating out mostly and not in my garden all that much. Did not post for harvest Monday as a result, but did have a harvest I shared on my Thursday blog post. Your spring greens basket looks delicious. I hope the temps do not dip too low for you and your basil is okay.

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  14. Changed my mind and went ahead and joined the Harvest Monday even though my weekly post was not really all that much about the harvest and did not have a back link to your blog. Will remedy that next week.

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  15. lovely harvest. I hope the weather smartens up for you soon!

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  16. I need to send you some of our rain!

    Your greens look delicious!

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  17. Beautiful greens, we are finally getting some warm days coming our way, just planted tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.

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  18. Wow! This is a great harvest!

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  19. The weather here is a little strange too. I hope your basil survive! Fresh salad with left overs sounds really good!

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  20. You're not alone, Mother Nature is scaring me, too. They're saying that temperature will dip into the 30s tonight.

    In the meantime, your basket of greens is a feast to the eyes!

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  21. Your greens look so good! I hope you didn't get a frost last night. I am not home yet but our temps were suppose to be quite cold too so hope we didn't get one either. It is nice to take time off for friends but then always feels good to get back to it! Nancy

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  22. What a beautiful basket full of green! Over summer here it was just too hot for lettuces, I hope to get some next year.

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  23. It's nice having a break from the kitchen once in a while!

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  24. I'm very jealous. Even a small basket is better than what we are getting right now! With our new place I think we will be lucky to get a few tomatoes in this year. I hope to have everything up and running in time for a fall garden!!

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