Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Harvest Monday

It's very late, but technically speaking it's still Monday! I hope it stays "still Monday" 'till I finish this post. It's a strange work schedule that causes me to regularly post so late on Mondays. This time we're actually on vacation, so it's even later than usual. We're in Daphne's neck of the woods. So we just can't miss Harvest Monday! Hopefully, we'll get to see her and her beautiful garden. Oh, yes! Stop by her blog and see what other gardeners are harvesting around the world.

For our harvest this week, this is what we gathered. From seeds sent by Dave at Our Happy Acres, we gathered Giant Leaf and Viroflay spinach, mache, komatsuna and Flashy Trout Back lettuce (most of which we sold to "The Green Room" restaurant in Carlisle, because we're on vacation and can't eat it ourselves). From seeds sent from Daphne at, you guessed it, Daphne's Dandelions we harvested Little Gem romaine, Parris Island romaine (Daphne knows we love romaine!) and Red Sails red leaf lettuce. We also harvested arugula, strawberries and broccoli. So here's a few pictures and... sorry totals are in the captions, 'cause it's just too late.

Weekly total: 35 lb 4 oz

Flashy Trout Back lettuce. It's a little needy, but well worth the care: 3 lb (on the dot).
Our first year with heritage variety broccoli exclusively. There's a difference, I won't try to explain, except to say we're glad it's sustainable and we're expecting we'll get enough: 1 lb 5 oz
A snapshot of what we've gathered this week. Belle ain't bored! Spinach 6 lb 2 oz; romaine 3 lb 9 oz; lettuce 2 lb 12 oz; arugula 1 lb; komatsuna 4 lb; mache 2 lb 8 oz;  kale 2 lb 8 oz; Rainbow chard 1 lb 4 oz; strawberries 7 lb 11 oz. Sorry no totals tonight. It's 12:09, officially Tuesday, but I'm still calling this one "Harvest Monday"!



20 comments:

  1. Super Harvest, have a great holiday and enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! We had a great holiday. One of the best in a long time.

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  2. Wonderful harvest. I've noticed that one of my varieties of broccoli is just starting to head up. I can't wait.

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    1. I hope to see some broccoli harvest totals from you soon!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. Things are really starting to pick up now.

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  4. Wonderful harvest and happy travels!

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    1. We just got back tonight. It was a great vacation and long drive home.

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  5. What a great harvest you have there! Love that lettuce and strawberries, wow 7 pounds! thats a lot of berries!

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    1. We love our June berries! We're also thankful they're only June berries and not July and August too. They are a ton of work!

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  6. What an amazing harvest! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Bee Girl. You're doing some pretty amazing things in your garden too!

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  7. Oh wow the restaurant must be very happy to get your organic goodies! Have fun travelling.

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    1. We're taking 10 or 12 pounds of lettuce to them tomorrow.

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  8. Wow, look at all those strawberries! :)

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    1. It's that time of year around here!

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    1. This is our first year trying it. We like the way it looks. It takes extra care to grow. We think it's worth it really.

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    1. Thanks Stay @ Home. I hope to see some good harvests from your garden too.

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