Monday, May 21, 2012

Harvest Monday

We harvested green lettuce, green romaine, green spinach, greens and more greens! I'm surprised we haven't all turned green from eating so much green stuff! I have no idea how Belle's been able to process it all!  We also harvested an astounding number of strawberries -a full third of last year's total harvest -in just one week! I should remember that they come in big and fast at first. Then they slow down and get smaller and smaller till they finally stop. But winter was mild, and we were very attentive to the strawberry bed this year with acidic mulch and several organic compost amendments. I'm really hoping for our biggest haul ever in berries this year.

Our biggest strawberries always come first.

Sorry it's blurry... will accept donations for a decent camera! Sydney doesn't care about strawberries. She wants dinner!

Mustard, very hot and spicy. Robin shared this seed with us.

Harvest Totals

komatsuna 8 oz
lettuce
           unknown variety 5 lb 4 oz
           Flashy Trout Back 9 oz
           Paris Island 2 lb 14 oz
           Little Gem 1 lb 4 oz
           Red Sails 1 lb 9 oz
mache (Corn Salad) 2 oz
mustard leaf 5 lb 3 oz (we pulled the plants up today)
spinach
           Viroflay Giant 1lb 10 oz
            Giant Winter 1 lb 4 oz
strawberry  10 lb 13 oz!

Total 30 lb 8 oz

Stop by Daphne's Dandelions and see what other gardeners around the world are harvesting this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, we're enjoying them. For sure!

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  2. Wow 10 lbs of strawberries! What a delicious harvest.. enjoy!

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    1. We definitely are enjoying this time of year!

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  3. Oh My Goodness! Just look at those berries! My strawberries are but a gleam in my eye so far ;-)

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    1. We're your prophetic vision for what's coming Granny!

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  4. What an amazing strawberry harvest!!! I am so incredibly jealous!

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    1. Thanks Bee Girl. Our "June berries" are the inaugural address of the gardening season.

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  5. Holy Cow, 10 pounds of strawberries! What a wonderful haul! How many plants/sq ft do you have? I too have had lots of greens this past month.... I'm getting really tired of them!

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  6. Hi Mary,

    I don't know how many plants we have. The patch is around 4' by 20'.

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  7. Oh my gosh those strawberries are pretty! 10 lbs of them too! :D

    I have flowers and early fruit set but will have to wait impatiently for our first strawberry harvest of the year. Hard part is keeping the slugs off of them in my area. Nasty devils steal all the soft fruit and softer greens.

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    1. That's exactly what we said! Oh my gosh. I've seen a few slugs on the berries here and there, but they're nothing like those elephants you have there in the NW.

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  8. Mmmmmmmm very jealous of your strawberries!!! Will you make some jam? Hot and spicy mustard sounds great too......

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    1. Belle made jam this morning. The house smelled wonderful when I left for work!

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  9. Wow 10 pounds of strawberries. My son said I had to freeze some berries for when he comes to visit. He wants some strawberry smoothies.

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  10. Jeez louise that's a lot of strawberries!!!! Nicely done.

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  11. WOW! That's huge amount of strawberries and greens!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. We're very happy!

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  12. I have to say that I have strawberry envy! I don't think we will have much of a strawberry harvest this year with the transplants and new plants.

    It looks like I will have to take a trip to the U-Pick farm.

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