Monday, July 25, 2011

Harvest Monday

It's always better late than never to post for Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday.  This week our biggest haul was pickling cucumbers then potatoes and our hearty kale crop continues to be strong.

The cucumbers have kept Belinda busy this week! We sold several pounds roadside too.

The boys in their Halloween costumes. Yes I know it's July, but they don't seem to care. The kale plants are almost waist high to our C. James.

We also harvested blackberries, raspberries, radishes, zucchini, tomatillos, tomatoes (they're just beginning now), and a couple carrots.

pickling cucumbers 31 lb 8 oz
potatoes 28 lb
kale 4 lb
radishes 2 lb
tomatoes 1 lb (our first of the season)
tomatillos 12 oz
lettuce 8 oz
zucchini 8 oz
blackberries 8 oz
raspberries 8 oz
carrots 4 oz

Weekly total 69 lb 8 oz


  1. Wow this is awesome!! I am really getting a little jealous of great harvest!! We are just now getting blooms on our cucumbers so I am hoping it won't be to long until we will be picking them!

  2. Congrats on your first tomatoes! Boy, I bet Bel felt like she was working in a pickle factory! That's a lot of cucumbers!

    Love the pic of the boys....too cute!

  3. :) Cute costumes! That's a nice harvest on the cukes! I could do midget ones I suppose, but think I'll wait.

  4. Nice that you could get such a harvest and be able to sell some roadside too..and the Kale looks lovely, I planted some but it didn't come up :o( I was so's been so hot ..I can't blame them :o)

  5. Amazing you had such a bountiful cucumber harvest and even had to sell them away. Caterpillars are having a hearty meal on our kale at the moment. You garden is so much fun with those handsome young lad in their holloween costumes.

  6. Alicia, cucumbers seem to be a pretty big hit around here. I hope you have a big harvest too when they do finally come.

    Robin, Bel has been a busy bee. Or should I say busy boiler. We'll be in good shape this winter. Now we're hoping for a bumper tomato crop!

    Apple Pie Gal, thanks. Little Q. James insisted on cutting the kale all by himself.

    Ginny, We've made a whole 12 dollars so far this week. That's not bad considering all the stuff we're still keeping.

    Malay-Kadazan girl, We're amazed too. Maybe the cukes will slow down now. Sorry to hear about your kale. Hopefully they'll leave a few leaves for you.

  7. Wow that is a lot of pickles to make. I just gave a small stack of picklers to my townhouse mates for a party they are having. Occasionally she comes in and has me try out different cucumber and yogurt salad recipes. Yum.

  8. Hi Daphne, you're a faithful Harvest Monday host. Thanks! We were able to sell about 10 pounds roadside. The rest, Belinda is canning, and the cucumbers keep coming.