Monday, June 16, 2014

Harvest Monday, 16 June 2014

The choys had started to bolt so they all came out. I've been eating them a lot, but still have a bag in the fridge.

In the same bed was the mizuna. Most of that is gone, but I have a bit to add to my salads for a while.

There were lots of herbs. Some were preserved either frozen or dried. And some were eaten fresh. I had thyme, lavender, cilantro, fennel fronds, tarragon, basil and parsley.

I had a couple of small batches of strawberries. I miss the huge harvests I had the first year I harvested. At least the diseases don't seem as bad this year. Maybe they will have more energy to store for berries next year.

And I had my first huge harvest of chard. I sent most of that over to my townhouse mates. They froze it for winter after going over instructions with me on how to blanch. And you can see I had some more turnips to harvest. I put a row between my two broccoli rows. It is slowly getting big enough.

The garlic scape harvest came in. So far I'm not sharing. Yum scapes. Though I'll probably give my townhouse mates a handful of them as there are quite a few. Though they do keep in the fridge for a long time.

I had to buy myself a new peach tree as one just up and died for no reason whatsoever as far as I can tell. Reliance turned out not to be very reliable. At least the Red Haven peach is trying to make up for it. Now that tree is doing well. I haven't put the price into my sidebar tally, but I will next time I update it.

  • Alliums: 1.59 lbs
  • Greens: 9.01 lbs
  • Asian Greens: 2.79 lbs
  • Herbs: 1.38 lbs
  • Roots: 0.60 lbs
  • Weekly Total: 15.37 lbs
  • Yearly Total: 57.35 lbs
  • Yearly Tally: $-276.87

  • Fruit
  • Strawberries: 0.37 lbs
  • Yearly total: 2.83 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.


  1. Nice selection of greens. I'm amazed you have scapes already, my garlic shows no sign of forming them yet.

  2. Lovely choy. I was running short on space and never got any planted this spring. I got lots of scapes though, and I am looking forward to making some of your salad dressing this week. I had some in an asparagus stir-fry yesterday.

  3. Very lovely greens and herbs, and beautiful berries and scapes. very sad that your peach tree died and hope new one will do better.

  4. I need to harvest my scapes this week. We also have a Reliance peach. Last year it was loaded, but this year it lost a few large branches during our very cold winter. No fruit this year, but it does seem to be bouncing back.

  5. I just posted our first harvest (albeit small, ha). Those scapes look SO good. I don't think the soft neck varieties grow well in our heat. Even my hard neck struggled. We didn't get any greens planted, will do that in the Fall. But wow, yours look delicious! Good job!

  6. Lovely greens! The California drought (or something) meant that we had a poor garlic crop this year.

    Did you put the peach tree in the same spot as the one that failed?

    1. It hasn't come yet. Hopefully soon. But yes the plan is to put it in the same spot. If it doesn't survive, well we will have to try something else. But the two peach trees are right next to one another. One is going like gangbusters and the other is dead. Though I wonder if it could be the salt from the road. Usually the salt truck doesn't come as far as our house, but this year it did. You would think it would hurt both trees equally though if it were that. They are the same distance from the road.

  7. We always grow soft neck garlic so we don't get scapes. But I've read about so many people raving about them this year that I think I'm going to give them a try for next year!!

  8. Such a pretty harvest! Like most of the others, I don't have scapes yet. And I've envious of your strawberry pickings!

  9. Someday I hope my garlic produces scapes, but it doesn't look like it will be this year. I'm just happy that garlic rust didn't wipe out my garlic this year, so I suppose I shouldn't complain about a lack of scapes.

  10. Such an abundance! Reminds me of how quickly plants grow when the growing season is compressed as in New England. Weeds also grow faster!

  11. Nice harvest, I didn't planted garlic and no scapes this year.

  12. I bet you will really miss your choys and mizuna. Nice harvest of herbs. I don't seem to use much swiss chard. I started making smoothies so I wil have to remember to add some to them! Nancy

  13. So much harvest for you to enjoy! We're still working on getting things in the ground, less happening on the harvesting end...

  14. I'm so envious of your herbs! And that is a whole lot of chard - just lovely! Mine is still small - and I'm having leaf miner issues, even though I did net it. For some reason, I keep seeing (and trying to remove) those darn flies from inside the netting.

  15. I will be harvesting the garlic scapes tonight or tomorrow. Any suggestions for what to do with them? I often make garlic scape pesto, but thinking of pickling some this year. Always looking for new idea. And beautiful mizuna! Cold Hands Warm Earth

  16. Wow, that's quite a harvest! Sorry to hear about your peach tree. Hate then plants die on you for no apparent reason. I'm really envious of your strawberries. I'm still plucking the flowers off mine. A year feels like such a long time to wait at this moment.

  17. I love the great variety of greens you grow! This year, I left it all up to volunteer plants that seeded themselves and I ended up with only a couple kinds of green lettuce and one type of kale.

  18. Beautiful harvests, Daphne. I don't blame you for hording your garlic scape harvest. My Asian greens are done due to the heat a few weeks ago. I still have some to eat up, but sadly most of the Chinese cabbages ended up as chicken treats. I had 16 plants bolting at once. No way I could eat all that along with the Pak choi and Tatsoi that were bolting as well. I decided to harvest the whole bed and replant with bush beans.

  19. I had no idea you could use the 'scapes' off garlic. Consider me educated, now off to harvest some! Thank you